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Spike in COVID-19 cases continues in Allegheny Co., 83 new cases reported

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.

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.