PITTSBURGH — There was another reported spike in coronavirus cases Monday in Allegheny County.
Health officials reported 83 new COVID-19 cases to start the week. There were a record 96 cases reported Sunday, on top of 90 new cases reported Saturday.
The majority of the COVID-19 cases are in people ages 25-49, which account for 35% of all cases in Allegheny County.
Sunday’s numbers from the health department mark the new highest single day increase in confirmed cases of the virus for Allegheny County. The next highest daily increase was on March 30 when there were 75 new cases reported.
This is the June 29, 2020 COVID-19 Daily Update.— Allegheny County Health Department (@HealthAllegheny) June 29, 2020
Today’s 2,651 cases includes an increase of 83 cases, 386 past/present hospitalizations (+4) & 186 deaths (no change). The newest cases range in age from 9-89 with the median age 26.
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Pennsylvania reported 492 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday and 505 cases and three deaths on Sunday, slight drops that come as concerns about rising infections nationally has officials scrutinizing the numbers to look for trends.
The Health Department’s figures from Friday and Saturday were around 600 new confirmed cases and 22 and 24 deaths, respectively.
Pennsylvania has so far had nearly 86,000 confirmed infections and 6,614 deaths.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s confirmed case count because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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