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Multiple Southwestern Pennsylvania Counties Have 'High' COVID-19 Transmission

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Multiple local counties now have a "high" level of COVID-19 transmission, according to data from the Centers For Disease Control.

Allegheny, Greene, Washington, Beaver, Lawrence, Armstrong and Jefferson counties each had a "high" level of transmission from Aug 8-14. According to the CDC, having a "high" COVID-19 transmission level means for every 100,000 people, there are 100 cases.

Multiple local counties also had a "substantial" level of COVID-19 transmission during that same timeframe. "Substantial" means there are 50 to 100 cases for every 100,000 people.

The CDC recommends everyone, even those who are vaccinated, wear masks indoors in areas with "high" or "substantial" COVID-19 spread.

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