Pennsylvania reports 6,808 new COVID-19 cases Friday

PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported 6,808 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday.

Of the 2,952 people hospitalized, there are 659 people in the intensive care unit. There have been 108 additional deaths reported.

The state’s percent positivity rate stands at 9.6-percent for testing.

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In Allegheny County, there were 484 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths reported Friday in Allegheny County.

While still a high number, Friday’s new case count was lower than the past two days, both of which had more than 600 cases.

According to the Allegheny County Health Department, 371 of the new cases are confirmed cases from 1,972 tests. The remaining 113 cases are probable cases.

New cases range in age from 1 year to 102 years, with a median age of 42 years. The dates of positive tests were from Nov. 3 to Nov. 19. Six of the tests are more than a week old.

The three new deaths were a person in their 80s and two people in their 90s. They died between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19. One of the deaths was associated with a long-term care facility.

Since March 14, there have been 22,527 cases of COVID-19 in Allegheny County residents, 1,739 hospitalizations and 468 deaths.