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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.

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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