PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department says they have one new confirmed case of Coronavirus, and three additional presumptive cases.
That brings the total number of cases in Allegheny County to 10, seven of them confirmed.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 7, along with 3 presumptive positive cases.
Again, non-essential businesses are asked to close for at least 14 days to limit the spread of the virus thru personal contact & surfaces to further emphasize social distancing.
— Allegheny County Health Department (@HealthAllegheny) March 17, 2020
Those numbers are up from the six cases yesterday, and four over the weekend.
According to the Health Department, the confirmed case is a patient in their 60s who is hospitalized. The presumptive cases are all young adults over the age of 18 who are in isolation at home. Two acquired the virus through recent international travel and one acquired it through recent domestic travel.
The Health Department says these are presumptive because they are from a lab that just started testing and require confirmation. That label will be dropped as soon as the lab meets necessary requirements.
The state Department of Health says there are a total of 96 cases in Pennsylvania.
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