Allegheny Co. leader says headed in right direction after lower case counts, no new deaths across the state

Promising signs in latest Allegheny County coronavirus data

PITTSBURGH — For the third day in a row, Allegheny County reported fewer than 100 new positive COVID-19 cases Monday, and zero deaths have been reported across Pennsylvania.

“We’re starting to see good results and today’s number also looks pretty good,” said Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Allegheny County reported 68 new positive COVID-19 cases Monday, along with 1 new hospitalization, and no additional deaths, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

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With Monday’s new cases, Allegheny County’s total is now at 8,310 cases. In the last 24 hours, the 68 new positive cases come from 1,104 test results that span from July 9 through August 2.

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New cases range in patient age from 8 to 96 years with an average patient age of 37 years.

Over the weekend, Allegheny County saw two consecutive days with fewer than 100 new positive coronavirus cases.

Fitzgerald said recent steps to limit capacity in bars and restaurants is having the intended effect.

“I think it’s certainly a component of it, but I also think people in general started to be more vigilant with activities that didn’t even involve going to a bar or restaurant by wearing the mask more frequently,” he said.

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The total number of people who have died from coronavirus complications in Allegheny County is 242.

Across the state of Pennsylvania, 565 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the statewide total to 114,155.

The breakdown of cases by county can be found HERE.

They also reported no additional deaths reported across Pennsylvania. There are 7,209 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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