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More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths reported in Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH — Cases of coronavirus in Allegheny County continue to grow, with 1,074 new cases reported Wednesday, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

The tests dates range from Dec. 4 to Dec. 15, with 29 positive cases more than a week old. The new cases range in age from 1 week to 100 years old.

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Thirteen additional deaths were reported, seven of them were associated with long-term care facilities. Five people were in their 70s, four people in their 80s, three people in their 90s, and one person was more than 100.

Since March 14, there have been 43,007 cases of COVID-19 in Allegheny County residents, 2,669 hospitalizations and 688 deaths.

Across Pennsylvania, there were 10,049 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the statewide total to 519,369, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

There are 6,295 people hospitalized with coronavirus, double the peak in the spring. Of that number, 1,264 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

There were 278 new deaths reported for a total of 13,168 deaths attributed to COVID-19.