There were four new coronavirus-related deaths reported Tuesday in Allegheny County, with one being a young child who had underlying medical conditions, according to the county Health Department.
The county reports 5,703 people have recovered and 1,160 active cases.
Neighboring Lackawanna County has 4,823 cases and 230 deaths; Monroe County has 2,967 cases and 138 deaths.
Note: As COVID-19 cases escalate in Montana, the disparity between state data from DPHHS and local data from county health departments continues to grow.
Public Health has asked local health care providers to give everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 instructions for isolation and a handout for close contacts that details quarantine recommendations. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 13-Nov.
Facing a surging number of COVID-19 cases, Public Health had announced it would no longer attempt contact tracing for those who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. There were 38,668 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., November 23.
As of 11:59 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, there were 81 new deaths reported for a total of 9,951 deaths attributed to COVID-19. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. On Monday, the agency went a step further and said its staff might even not be able to interview all new COVID-19 cases, either.
Ages of new cases ranged from 6 months to 97 with a median age of 37 years.
The county now has 2,901 cases. Two of the deaths were associated with long-term care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. "Public Health has begun prioritizing the most recent cases".