1,000+ new COVID-19 cases reported in Pa. for first time since leaders said outbreak had peaked

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country

PITTSBURGH — For the first time since May 10, more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Pennsylvania.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County continued to rise Friday with 180 new cases reported out of more than 1,700 test results. Statewide, health officials reported 1,009 new cases.

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Allegheny County now has a total of 4,547 cases since the outbreak began.

In the newest cases, ages range from 2 to 91 years old with the median age being 38. Positive results are from tests that span June 24 through July 9.

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There are one additional death reported bringing the total number of deaths to 197.

There were also 7 new hospitalizations, bringing the total number of past or present hospitalizations to 450.

The statewide total of cases is now 93,876 people since the outbreak began.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported in mid-May that the outbreak had peaked.

There was an increase of 32 deaths from the virus, according to officials.

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