Two New Coronavirus Fatalities Brings Allegheny County Total To Six

There are now 689 confirmed cases in the county

Andrew Limberg
April 07, 2020 - 11:07 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - There are 47 additional cases of coronavirus in Allegheny County Tuesday, to bring the total to 689.

That is 10 new cases compared to 37 on Monday. 

The county has also announced two additional deaths to bring the total to six in Allegheny.

“To those who are or have been impacted by COVID-19, our thoughts are with you and, particularly, with those who have lost loved ones,” the county said in a release. “The six deaths include five that were hospitalized – one in their 60s, two in their 70s, one in their 80s, and one in their 90s. One individual who died was not hospitalized; that person was in their 70s.”

The Allegheny Health Department says that 101 total have been hospitalized (past or present).

The age breakdown:

00-04 – 3 (less than 1%)
05-12 – 4 (less than 1%)
13-18 – 9 (1%)
19-24 – 58 (8%)
25-49 – 286 (42%)
50-64 – 191 (28%)
65+ -- 138 (20%)

Gender

Female – 352 (51%)
Male – 337 (49%)

All patients who have tested positive are either hospitalized or quarantined at home.

See where the latest cases are using the county’s interactive map.

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says there is still a long way to go but they are "cautiously optimistic" and that the Pittsburgh area could avoid being hit as hard as places like New York and Philadelphia.

Fitzgerald says the number of cases are increasing but are not currently at alarming rates seen other places. 

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