In its covid-19 report released on Saturday, the Allegheny County Health Department reported 186 new cases of the virus.
That brings the county’s total since the start of the pandemic to 100,039. Only Philadelphia, with 146,238 cases, has more.
Despite this unwanted milestone, Allegheny is among the counties with a low number of cases per 100,000 population – with 8,227. This ranks it 50th among the state’s 67 counties.
Forest County, with its small population of 7,247, ranks highest with 19,650 cases per 100,000. Philadelphia, the only other county besides Allegheny with over one million people, ranks 31st with 9,232. Susquehanna has the lowest average at 6,365.
Cases are also down across Pennsylvania, as are hospitalizations and deaths.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported 2,210 new cases of covidus. This is the 11th day in a row with cases under 3,000 – which has not happened since the end of October. The state’s seven-day case average fell to 1,835 and the 7-day case total fell to 12,844.
Of the state’s latest cases, 1,554 were confirmed by PCR testing, while 656 were listed as probable cases. Health officials define a probable case as a case in which a patient has a positive viral antigen test or symptoms of covid with a “high risk exposure” to a person who has been confirmed to have a. coronavirus.
With 473 new cases, Philadelphia dominated all counties on Saturday. He was followed by Allegheny (186), York (90), Berks (78) and Westmoreland (74).
Among the new case counts from other regional counties, Washington had 58, Fayette 50, Beaver 37, Butler 22, Somerset 19, Indiana 17 and Armstrong nine.
The state’s total number of cases stands at 1,185,132 cases, with 995,469 confirmed cases.
Of the most recent cases in Allegheny County, 101 are confirmed and 85 are listed as probable. The new cases ranged from 3 years to 82 years, with a median age of 30 years.
The age distribution of the newly reported cases – 100 women, 86 men – is as follows:
- From 0 to 4 years old: 2
- From 5 to 12 years old: 14
- 13 to 18 years old: 19
- 19 to 24 years old: 38
- 25 to 49 years old: 64
- 50 to 64 years old: 41
- 65 years and over: 8
The county’s seven-day case average continues to decline, currently standing at 153. The county’s seven-day case total – at 1,070 – is rapidly moving to just three digits, which is no longer the case. since the end of October.
In Westmoreland County, health officials reported 74 new cases, lowering the seven-day case average to 47. The last time the average was this low was on October 9.
Of the latest cases, 35 have been confirmed and 39 listed as probable. The county’s total number of cases stands at 33,621, with 22,744 confirmed.
On the same day, Allegheny County crossed the 100,000 case mark, it also passed half a million fully vaccinated residents.
As of Saturday, 501,428 residents of the county were receiving both doses of a covid vaccine or Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine – or 40.99% of the county’s total population. There are 706,003 people in the county (57.71%) with at least one dose of a vaccine.
In Westmoreland County, there are 124,928 residents (34.2%) fully vaccinated and 161,497 (44.2%) with at least one dose.
Across Pennsylvania, 4,889,879 residents have been fully immunized – 38.2% of the total population. Excluding those under 18, this percentage rises to 47.8% (4,855,874).
Gov. Tom Wolf has said the mandate will be lifted when the state’s adult population reaches 70 percent. Until then, Pennsylvania’s Universal Face Covering Order remains in effect, which means unvaccinated people, including children, must still comply with the order.
According to updated masking guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are fully vaccinated (those two weeks removed from your final dose) may choose not to wear a mask, unless a company or agency organization, such as a school, requires that extra layer of protection.
“We ask Pennsylvanians to continue to be kind and respectful to each other as we continue to fight covid-19 in our communities and get residents vaccinated,” the Acting Health Secretary said on Friday, Alison Beam.
People are still required to wear a mask when using public transportation, traveling to, within or outside the United States, and at U.S. transportation hubs, such as airports and train stations. .
There are currently 6,896,760 residents of the state (53.9%) with at least one dose of a covid vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine. Among those aged 18 and over, the percentage climbs to 66.9% (6,797,931).
State health officials reported no new covid-related deaths on Saturday, leaving the toll so far at 26,724. Without additions, the seven-day death toll falls below 200 – to 192 – for the first time since April 6.
In Allegheny County, health officials said there was one new death, which occurred in January. The person was 90 years old. To date, 1,915 covid-related deaths have been recorded in Allegheny County.
Westmoreland County’s death toll has remained at 753. In the past week, five covid-related deaths have been reported.
There are currently 1,573 Pennsylvania residents hospitalized with covid-19 infections. Of those, 357 are in intensive care units and 231 on a ventilator.
The number of hospitals in the state has declined steadily over the past 24 days. Meanwhile, the number of hospitalizations in the state has fallen by nearly 45% and just under 29% since May 1.
The number of patients in intensive care units in Pennsylvania has fallen nearly 30% since April 21.
In Allegheny County, there are currently 146 residents in facilities with coronavirus, including 47 in intensive care units and 28 on ventilators.
In Westmoreland County, 32 people are hospitalized for covid, including four in intensive care units and three on a ventilator.
Chris Pastrick is a digital producer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] ou via Twitter .
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