UPDATED: Daily Allegheny County COVID-19 Update - April, 20th

Update: 4/20/2020 12:35 PM

The PA Department of Health held a press update today at 12:30p. A few notes from the briefing are below. You can watch the full live stream below.

Gov. Wolf

  • Our new case numbers have stabilized, and we have prevented the exponential growth of cases that has been seen in other states.
  • We can now take small steps towards regaining a degree of normalcy.
  • We are now allowing 176 of our Fine Wine and Good Spirits to sell liquor curbside.
  • Auto sales will be allowed to take place online.
  • On May 8th, the state will allow for limited construction to resume statewide.
  • Later today, a bill will be signed to expand some online services. For example, notary services that will enable car dealerships to sell vehicles online.
  • Stay-at-home order will last through May 8th.
    • To clarify, the lifting of orders will roll out regionally on May 8th. Just because the order is lifted for a rural county does not mean it will be lifted for all counties. People will still need to continue to follow mitigation efforts. The roll out will be based on infection statistics and COVID-19 case data.

Dr. Levine

  • 1,652 cases of COVID-19 have been seen in health care workers.
  • To date, there have been 1,204 deaths.
    • All of our deaths have been in adult patients.
  • As of noon today, 3,057 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
    • That is slightly less 10% of the total case count in the state.
  • 645 of those hospitalized required the use of a ventilator.
  • Across our health system, 42% of hospital beds, 36% of our ICU beds, and nearly 70% of our ventilators are still available.
  • Worked with PEMA to create a map that shows cases of #COVID19 down to the zip code level.
    • You can see that map HERE. At the bottom of the page, click 'Zip Code' data.
  • Statewide support and referral hotline - 1 (855) 284-2494
  • Mental Crisis Text Line. Text 'PA to 741741
  • Stay Calm. Stay Home. Stay Safe.

Original Article 4/20/2020 11:02 AM

Allegheny County Health Department released their daily update for COVID-19 cases in the area.

As of this morning, there are now 1,042 positive cases in the county. 180 of those cases (past or present) have required hospitalization. Out of those 180, sixty-nine have been admitted to the ICU with fourty-two requiring the use of a ventilator. There have been fifty-five deaths. 12,383 test have been administered.

An interactive map of case locations as well as their COVID-19 Dashboard is available HERE.

Breakdown of cases by age group:

  • 0-9 years: 5
  • 10-19 years: 15
  • 20-29 years: 176
  • 30-39 years: 133
  • 40-49 years: 135
  • 50-59 years: 198
  • 60-69 years: 165
  • 70+ years: 215
"The county’s COVID-19 Dashboard, with additional demographic info, is available by going to http://alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus. It is updated each day by noon and also shares data on race and provides confirmed case info in different age groupings and categories."

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