Allegheny County confirms child among 20 new COVID-19 deaths

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The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] confirmed Wednesday that a child younger than 10 years old died from COVID-19, but did not provide any other information. The date of death was not specified.

ACHD also confirmed 463 new COVID-19 cases and 19 other new deaths from the virus Wednesday.

The new cases, dated Jan. 2 to Jan. 19, came from individuals one month old to 99 years old, with a median age of 41.

The new deaths, from Aug. 15 to Jan. 18, occurred in two people in their 60s, four in their 70s, five in their 80s and eight in their 90s in addition to the child.

To date, ACHD has reported 65,577 COVID-19 cases, 1,245 deaths from the virus and 3,832 past and present hospitalizations.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health [DOH] confirmed 5,984 new COVID-19 cases and 401 new deaths statewide Wednesday, bringing the new totals to 783,170 cases and 19,868 deaths.

Currently, 4,593 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, about 20% of whom are in intensive care units.

Through Tuesday, at least 516,746 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, and 81,009 people have received both vaccine doses. That doesn’t include residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities vaccinated in a federal partnership with CVS, for which the state has yet to receive data.


Allegheny County confirms child among 20 new COVID-19 deaths


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