70 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths reported Wednesday in Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County reported 70 new positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with 9 new hospitalizations, and 5 additional deaths, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

With Wednesday’s new cases, Allegheny County’s total is now at 8,512 cases. In the last 24 hours, the new positive cases come from 1,216 test results from from July 15 through August 4. That’s a 5.8% positivity rate.

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New cases range in patient age from 11 months to 94 years with an average patient age of 42 years.

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The total number of people who have died from coronavirus complications in Allegheny County is 248. The newly reported deaths are of persons in their 80s and 90s with dates of death ranging from July 25-August 1, 2020.

Across the state of Pennsylvania, 705 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the statewide total to 115,714.

The breakdown of cases by county can be found HERE.

They also reported 12 additional deaths reported across Pennsylvania. There are 7,244 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

There are 1,169,011 patients who have tested negative to date.

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