Multiple Pennsylvania counties deemed “high transmission” areas of COVID-19, CDC says

PITTSBURGH — Western Pennsylvania has been deemed a hot spot of COVID-19 transmission by the CDC.

Allegheny, Greene, Washington, Beaver, Lawrence, Armstrong and Jefferson counties each had a “high” level of transmission from Aug 8-14.

According to the CDC, having a “high” COVID-19 transmission level means for every 100,000 people, there are 100 cases.

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Other local counties also had a “substantial” level of COVID-19 transmission during that same timeframe.

Substantial means there are 50 to 100 cases for every 100,000 people.

There are no Moderate or Low areas in any of the surrounding counties.