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Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Says Coronavirus Cases Climb To 904, In Addition To 2 More Deaths

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting two more Coronavirus-related deaths and 11 additional cases of the virus throughout the county.

The county-wide total of COVID-19 cases now stands at 904 and 26 deaths.

Of the the patients, 146 have been or are hospitalized.

There are still more cases in women than in men. The Health Department says 53 percent of the patients are female, and 48 percent of them are male.

The age range data remains nearly unchanged as well.

Thirty-eight percent of the county's coronavirus patients are in the 25 to 49 age range. Twenty-eight percent are between ages 50 and 64. Twenty-five percent are above the age of 65.

County officials are rather optimistic about the numbers they're seeing and say the county is doing fairly well compared to other parts of the state and the country. The county's hospitals aren't overrun, and officials think that trend will continue.

At an afternoon press conference, officials said less than 1 percent of the population has been tested. While they say that is inadequate, the only way to get a test right now is by referral from a doctor.

"We are not yet able to open up on-demand testing, but once supply increases and testing becomes widely available, we will. And we must," said Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen.

Here is the county's full breakdown:

  • 00-04 – 2 (less than 1%)
  • 05-12 – 4 (less than 1%)
  • 13-18 – 10 (1%)
  • 19-24 –72 (8%)
  • 25-49 – 344 (38%)
  • 50-64 – 250 (28%)
  • 65 + -- 222 (25%)

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