Surge in COVID-19 cases continues in Allegheny Co., new daily record set with 233 new cases

Surge in COVID-19 cases continues in Allegheny Co., new daily record set with 233 new cases

PITTSBURGH — The surge in the number of COVID-19 cases continued in Allegheny County Thursday, with a new daily record of 233 cases reported.

Today’s number more than doubles the previous daily record of coronavirus cases that was set Wednesday when the county reported 110 cases.

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There are now a total of 3,103 positive cases in Allegheny County.

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The majority of the cases continue to be in people between the ages of 19-49.

Health officials said there have been no additional deaths, bringing the total of people who have died to 187.

There has been an increase of 4 hospitalizations, bringing the total number of people to 401.

Across the state there are 832 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 88,074.

The Allegheny County Health Department also released new information regarding how people have contracted COVID-19:

  • 4 people reported they had attended a protest -- two of them had also visited bars and restaurants
  • More than 40 different bars, restaurants and night clubs
  • About 15 establishments identified more than once by new cases -- in many of those locations, neither patrons nor employees wore masks or practiced physical distancing
  • Employees at 12 different restaurants or bars have tested positive
  • At least 60 different out-of-state locations where new cases have traveled -- including Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Miami, Orlando, Clearwater Tampa, Raleigh, Youngstown, Houston and Nashville

There are 5,737 total cases in western Pennsylvania. Here is the breakdown by county:

  • Allegheny Co.: 3,103 cases
  • Armstrong Co.: 77 cases
  • Beaver Co.: 688 cases
  • Butler Co.: 319 cases
  • Clarion Co.: 36 cases
  • Fayette Co.: 127 cases
  • Forest Co.: 7 cases
  • Greene Co.: 41 cases
  • Indiana Co.: 112 cases
  • Lawrence Co.: 107 cases
  • Mercer Co.: 142 cases
  • Venango Co.: 23 cases
  • Washington Co.: 244 cases
  • Westmoreland Co.: 711 cases

There are 6,712 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new deaths since Wednesday. There are 702,199 patients who have tested negative to date.

With a new mandatory mask order in effect in Pennsylvania, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman posted a video on Twitter of his family urging people to mask up. Watch it below.

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The North Hills School District announced that two students part of the North Hills Hockey Club tested positive for COVID-19 after they attended unsanctioned tryouts on Saturday at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

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