Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: Officers Brace For Elevated Unfold Of COVID-19 – CBS Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The variety of optimistic instances of Coronavirus in Allegheny County continues to rise.

As of Sunday morning, the variety of instances within the county is at 31.

Allegheny County had its first affected person demise introduced Saturday.

This time final week, we knew of two optimistic instances.

A lot of the rise may be attributed to extra testing.

Statewide, we noticed a rise of greater than 100 instances on Saturday.

In line with the state’s secretary of well being, Physician Rachel Levine, we are actually seeing neighborhood unfold of the virus — which implies we don’t know the place the affected person acquired the virus.

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State officers proceed to bolster their message of holding social distance, or simply staying residence to forestall extra unfold.

Allegheny County Division of Well being Director Dr. Debra Bogen says we have to take this virus critically and take the preventative measures critically.

“A very powerful factor we will all do is to remain residence and follow social distancing. We all know it could not really feel like that is working as a result of there is a rise, however there’s a lag of 5 to 10 days, so we’re at all times trying forward. Know what you might be doing is efficient and it’s a very powerful factor we will all do,” Dr. Bogen stated.

The state is engaged on a contingency plan for the potential surge of sufferers at hospitals.

The virus has struck 28 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

Well being officers are asking everybody to take precautions as we proceed to take care of this pandemic.

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