Allegheny County reported 88 active coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from 58 on Tuesday, marking the biggest single-day increase since the county first began reporting cases.
Of the 88 active cases, 13 individuals were hospitalized.
That total does not include the two Allegheny County residents who have died from complications from covid-19.The most recent death was reported Tuesday.
The victim, Ofelia Rousseva, 78, of Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood, died March 19, according to a report from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Officials ruled her cause of death acute respiratory distress syndrome due to a covid-19 infection.
The first coronavirus-related death in Allegheny County, a Clairton resident in their late-60s who was being treated at Jefferson Hospital, was reported Saturday.
For the first time since the county reported its first case March 14, officials provided age and gender breakdowns of the county’s cases. They are:
• 0-4: 1 case
• 5-12: 1 case
• 13-18: 2 cases
• 19-24: 15 cases
• 25-49: 30 cases
• 50-64: 25 cases
• 65 and older: 14 cases
Females account for 55% of the cases, and males account for 45%.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday issued a stay-at-home order for Allegheny County in an attempt to encourage residents to avoid contact with others and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
The order permits leaving home for essential work, food shopping and outdoor exercise, among other activities.
The order also applies to Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Monroe, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.
Pennsylvania reported 207 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, raising the statewide total to 851. There have been more than 8,600 negative tests.
Seven Pennsylvania residents, including the two from Allegheny County, have died from the coronavirus.
Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jamie at 724-850-2867, email@example.com
NOTE from CSPD: The report shows that 7 different age classes of residents are affected.
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