PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two adults were confirmed to have coronavirus in Pittsburgh, according to Allegheny County officials.
Both of the patients were adults, one in their 60s and the other in their 70s. According to the Allegheny County Health Department’s investigation, it is believed they were infected with the virus during out-of-state travel.
Neither required hospitalization for the virus.
“Yesterday, the county announced a number of additional steps that corresponded with revised guidance from the Health Department,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Those steps were taken to mitigate any impact on our community should we have local COVID-19 cases. That day is today, but working together, we are prepared and ready to continue to serve the public and protect our community.”
They were evaluated on Friday at West Penn Hospital and then discharged for home quarantine.
After being tested for the virus through their primary care doctors, West Penn Hospital was given advance notice of their arrival and the hospital took steps to make sure no hospital workers or caregivers were exposed to the virus.
“Knowing that many residents are likely to be concerned about potential exposure or interaction with the two cases, it’s important that we remind the community that COVID-19 can only be spread through close contact,” said ACHD Director Debra Bogen.
More information on the Coronavirus pandemic:
- CDC Coronavirus Information
- CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
- Pennsylvania Department of Health Information
- Allegheny County Health Department Information
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