Allegheny County recorded 526 new coronovirus cases on Saturday, as recent numbers continue to go below the 1,000 case mark.
Reports have not reached 700 cases in more than a week.
According to data from the Allegheny County Health Department, the county has reported nine days of at least 1,000 new cases, but has not posted one in the past two weeks.
Twenty-eight additional deaths were reported on Saturday, bringing the county’s toll to 1,221.
There have been 135 more deaths this time than last week.
The date of death was from 28 November to Thursday. One death was from November, while 27 was from December.
Wednesday’s number includes 74 deaths, a high record for the county’s daily report.
One of the new deaths on Saturday was a man in his 50s; Three people were in their 60s; 10 were in their 70s; 10 were in their 80s; And 14 were in their 90s.
Twenty deaths were associated with long-term care facilities.
According to the county health department, the county has been arrested in 63,844 cases of Kovid-19.
Of the new cases, 402 are confirmed, while 124 are listed as probable. Health officials define a potential case as one in which a patient has been confirmed to have covivirus with a positive viral antigen test or someone with “high-risk exposure” symptoms.
A batch of 1,655 tested samples were collected recently from 8 July to Friday. Officials said six positive tests were more than a week old, which came back in July. The health department says that the case is under investigation and has been sent to state officials.
The tests found positivity of about 24%. The cases range in age from 5 months to 100 years, with an average age of 40.
Eight new hospitals were reported. Officials say 3,785 people have been hospitalized – 404 more – than this time last week – since the virus was first reported on March 14 in Allegany County.
There are currently 450 Kovid-19 patients hospitalized in Allegheny County (down from 124 from the previous week), of which 145 have been admitted to intensive care units (33 fewer than the previous week). Sixty-nine people in the ICU are reported to be on ventilators (13 fewer than the previous week).
The number was no less for the county before Thanksgiving.
Through the first sixteen days of January, Allegheny County has reported 10,035 Kovid-19 cases, an average of 627 per day. The pace for this month is 19,442 cases.
Throughout December, the county saw 25,405 new cases. It represents about 40% of Allegheny County cases.
Average 820 per day (below the average of 910 in the middle of the month); During the peak of its boom, the county was on pace to rack up 28,210 cases for the month.
In November, authorities registered 12,608 new cases. December more than doubled that amount.
Over the entire period of October, the county saw 3,448 new cases of the virus, an increase of 72.3% from September (2,001).
According to the Allegheny County Kovid website, officials are estimating that more than 21,000 people have now recovered from the virus.
The website counts people as recovering based on one of two conditions: It has been 32 days since the person was hospitalized for Kovid-19 and was not deceased; Or, if they were not hospitalized, 14 days since they tested positive.
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