The Allegheny Co. Health Dept issues a COVID-19 update at 11 a.m.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 727 new Coronavirus cases and 34 additional deaths Wednesday.

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Of the newly reported cases, 645 are confirmed from 2,099 PCR tests. There are 82 probable cases.

“New cases range in age from 4 months to 100 years with a median age of 43 years,” the Health Department says. The dates of positive tests range from Nov. 28 to Dec. 8.

There have been 2,361 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. Of all the hospitalized patients, 542 of them have needed care in the ICU, and 193 of them have required treatment with a ventilator.

The county-wide death toll has risen to 619.

The newly-reported deaths include one patient in their 40s, one in their 50s, four patients in their 70s, 16 patients in their 80s and 12 patients in their 90s. Nineteen of the deaths are associated with long-term care facilities, according to the Health Department.

There have been 35,541 total coronavirus cases among Allegheny County residents since the pandemic started.

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Health officials say 293,284 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 across the county.

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