Despite the day-to-day increase in new Kovid-19 cases this week, Allegany County is still seeing 19% fewer new cases this time than last week.
The day before Christmas, the Health Department registered 912 new cases – 630 This was confirmed through 1,958 PCR tests conducted from Wednesday to 30 November. 38 of the tests older than a week were positive.
282 cases were listed as probable. Health officials define a potential case as one in which a patient is confirmed to have a positive viral antigen test or someone with a “high-risk risk” symptom of covivirus.
The new cases range in age from 1 month to 101 years, with an average age of 47 years.
While new cases continue to decline, the same cannot be said of Kovid-related deaths in Allegheny County. There were 53 new Kovid-related deaths on Thursday, the second-largest report of an epidemic. The highest (55) was a week ago.
The new deaths include information imported by the state from the Electronic Death Reporting System (EDRS). The dates of death ranged from November 11 to Wednesday, with three deaths occurring in November. Two of those who died were in their 60s, 12 in their 70s, 21 in their 80s and 18 in their 90s. Of the deaths, 32 were associated with long-term care facilities.
As far as new cases are concerned, Allegheny County has a seven-day total. 7,150 on 17 December 5,793 with the latest report.
Allegheny remains a hot area in the state. For another day, the county posted the newest Kovid cases. Only Philadelphia (739) came close. Other high-ranked counties included Montgomery (488), Lancaster (413), Bucks (397), Leh (394) and Westmoreland (368).
Age breakdown of the latest cases – 498 female, 414 male – is:
- Era 0-4: 14
- Era 5-12: 29
- Era 13-18: 30
- Era 19-24: 82
- Era 25-49: 340
- Era 50-64: 201
- Age 65 and above: 216
The Pennsylvania Health Department reports that 767 Allegany County residents have been hospitalized for Kovid-19, of which 197 are in the intensive care unit and 109 on a ventilator.
The county’s seven-day average number of patients at the hospital declined 3% from 822 the previous week to 797 in the previous seven days.
At the Allegheny County Jail, officials reported that Kovid-19 currently features 38 inmates; 71 have either been recovered or released. Among workers, 71 have tested positive, of which 53 have been recovered to date.
Since the epidemic started, 49,650 county residents have been reported as Kovid-19 cases 294,770 Negative test. The county estimates that 17,682 have been recovered from the virus.
The cases are considered “recovered” after 32 days because the person was hospitalized for Kovid-19 and not deceased, or if they were not hospitalized within 14 days of positive testing. According to the county’s website, “the results for people not in the group of recovered cases or deaths are unknown.”
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