By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 288 new Coronavirus cases and nine additional deaths.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Counts In George Floyd’s Death
Of the newly reported cases, 185 are confirmed from 864 PCR tests. There were 103 probable cases.
The dates of positive tests range from Jan. 20 to March 4.
The Health Department says new cases range in age from 4 years to 91 years with a median age of 38 years.
There have now been 5,142 total hospitalizations and 77,803 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started.
The countywide death toll has reached 1,697.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict: Pittsburgh Athletes, Coaches, Penguins Organization React
Of today’s nine newly-reported deaths, three are from December, one is from January, three happened in February and two are from this month. The Health Department says “these deaths were reported due to an import of data by the state from the Electronic Death Reporting System.”
Five of the deaths are associated with a long-term care facility.
Three of patients were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, two were in their 80s and one was in their 90s.
This is the COVID-19 Daily Update for March 5, 2021.
In the last 24 hours, 288 new cases were reported to the Health Department. Of these, 185 are confirmed cases from 864 new PCR tests. There were 103 probable cases. One (1) positive test was more than a week old. pic.twitter.com/KxDPBNBTZE
— Allegheny County Health Department (@HealthAllegheny) March 5, 2021MORE NEWS: Pittsburghers Gather At Freedom Corner After Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty In Murder Of George Floyd
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