Valley COVID numbers low, Allegheny ‘increasing sharply’

Associated Press






HARRISBURG – The state department of health says The Valley’s numbers of COVID-19 cases remains low, while an outbreak in Allegheny County has the state’s attention.

In Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Montour County, there are ten new cases of residents testing positive for COVID-19. The state reported five new cases in Northumberland County, two new cases in Snyder County and three new cases in Montour County.  The state did not report on any new deaths from coronavirus in our region.

Statewide, now 84,496 people have tested positive for COVID-19, that is an increase in 505 Sunday.  Three new deaths are reported in PA, for a total of 6,606. 657,486 people have tested negative. The recovery rate in Pennsylvania is 78%.

In Allegheny County, nearly 100 new cases were reported Sunday. The state says the numbers are increasing sharply, and additional mitigation measures be being undertaken there.  Dr. Rachel Levine said the majority of new cases in there are in people age 19-49 with an average age of 27.

“I commend Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Debra Brogan for the decision to shut down bars and restaurants for on-premises alcohol sales in Allegheny County effective June 30,” she said.

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