Allegheny County reports 405 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

Federal changes may mean more COVID-19 vaccines in Pennsylvania, Allegheny County.

by PublicSource Reporters

The Allegheny County Health Department reported 405 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths Tuesday.

The new cases — from positive tests dated Nov. 19 to Feb. 8 — come from individuals 10 months old to 99 years old, with a median age of 40.

Among the newly reported deaths, dated Feb. 2 and Feb. 5, one person was in their 80s and one person was in their 90s. Both of the deaths were associated with long-term care facilities.

To date, the Allegheny County Health Department has reported 71,938 cases, 1,529 deaths from the virus and 4,607 past and present hospitalizations.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,088 new COVID-19 cases and 149 new deaths Tuesday, bringing the totals since the start of the pandemic to 876,913 cases and 22,620 deaths.

Nursing and personal care home residents and employees represent about 8.8% of the state’s cases and about 52% of the state’s deaths. Healthcare workers represent about 2.7% of the state’s cases.

Through Feb. 8, there have been 1,352,248 vaccine doses administered in Pennsylvania.There are 1,049,609 people who have received one dose of the vaccine and 302,639 people who have received both doses of the vaccine. 

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