There could be a reason why Pa. just recorded one of its highest single-day totals of COVID-19 cases

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Department of Heath reported over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is the one of the highest single day totals since the pandemic began.

The 2,063 new cases includes a faulty data file sent to the system by a laboratory early this week, which prevented some of the lab results from being properly reported, the Department of Health reported. The statewide total cases stands at 188,360.

Pennsylvania is also reporting 30 additional deaths across the state. To date, there has been a total of 8,592 deaths.

There were 133 new COVID-19 cases and one new death reported Thursday in Allegheny County.

According to the Allegheny County Health Department, 109 of the new cases are confirmed cases and 24 are probable.

Positive tests were from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21, and the new cases ranged in age from 3 years old to 96 years old.

The newly reported death was a person in their 70s. That person died Oct. 19 and was associated with a long-term care facility.

Since March 14, there have been 14,529 cases of COVID-19 in Allegheny County residents, 1,373 hospitalizations and 417 deaths.

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