Southwestern Pennsylvania Tops 1,000 Coronavirus Cases

Eric Heyl

PITTSBURGH, PA - Allegheny County's confirmed coronavirus cases have increased to 642 as of 11 a.m. Monday, the county health department announced. That's up from 602 on Sunday and 552 on Saturday.

Ninety-two people have been hospitalized in the county during the outbreak, up from 87 on Sunday and 86 on Saturday.

With 147 confirmed cases in Westmoreland County, 87 in Butler County, 84 in Beaver County and 50 in Washington County, that brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the five-county southwestern Pennsylvania region to 1,010 as of Monday morning. That's up from 939 as of Sunday morning and 842 as of Saturday morning.

There have been 12 coronavirus deaths thus far in the five-county region: Six in Beaver County, four in Allegheny County and two in Butler County.

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According to Pennsylvania Department of Health figures, Allegheny County has recorded the fourth-most coronavirus cases in the state behind Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware counties.

All Pennsylvania counties remain under a stay-at-home order through at least April 30. Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered schools and non-life-sustaining businesses closed indefinitely.

This article originally appeared on the Pittsburgh Patch