• Pa. re­ports over 1,500 new cases, 25 deaths.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Front Page - By Hal­lie Lauer

Penn­syl­va­nia re­ported an­other day of more than 1,000 new cases of COVID- 19 — 1,566 new cases for Fri­day and 25 ad­di­tional deaths.

The lat­est cases bring the statewide to­tal to 179,086 cases of the virus and 8,457 re­lated deaths since the be­gin­ning of the pan­demic in March.

West­ern Penn­syl­va­nia ac­counted for 449 of the state’s cases, with Al­legheny County hav­ing the high­est in­crease for Fri­day with 149 new cases, fol­lowed by West­more­land County with 109 new in­fec­tions.

Of the new cases in Al­legheny County, 107 are con­firmed from 1,385 tests, 42 are prob­a­ble of which 28 come from pos­i­tive anti­gen tests. The tests were taken be­tween Oct. 7 and Oct. 15. Those test­ing pos­i­tive range in age from 2 to 94, with a me­dian age of 39.

The county has had a to­tal of 13,821 peo­ple test pos­i­tive for the virus since March.

Of the 25 new deaths statewide, nine of them oc­curred in West­ern Penn­syl­va­nia. Al­legheny County re­ported six new deaths, and But­ler, Wash­ing­ton and West­more­land coun­ties each re­ported one new death.

The lat­est deaths re­ported Fri­day in Al­legheny County breaks a stretch of five straight days with no deaths and brings the county death toll to 403. The deaths were among two peo­ple in their 70s, one in their 80s and three in their 90s. Two of the deaths are as­so­ci­ated with longterm care fa­cil­i­ties. The deaths oc­curred be­tween Oct. 7 and Oct. 13.

Here is the to­tal num­ber of pos­i­tive cases re­ported Fri­day

in West­ern Penn­syl­va­nia:

• Al­legheny: 13,821 ( up 149 from Thurs­day)

• Arm­strong: 549 ( up 10)

• Beaver: 2,117 ( up 15)

• But­ler: 1,365 ( up 19)

• Cam­bria: 831 ( up 30)

• Clar­ion: 174 ( up 3)

• Clearfield: 385 ( up 5)

• Craw­ford: 374 ( up 8)

• Erie: 1,844 ( up 9)

• Fayette: 911 ( up 12)

• Forest: 17 ( no change)

• Greene: 209 ( up 1)

• In­di­ana: 928 ( up 22)

• Jef­fer­son: 143 ( up 2)

• Lawrence: 685 ( up 4)

• Mercer: 867 ( up 5)

• Som­er­set: 308 ( up 24)

• Ve­nango: 154 ( up 5)

• Wash­ing­ton: 1,594 ( up 17)

• West­more­land: 3,310 ( up 109) Here is the to­tal num­ber of deaths re­ported Fri­day in West­ern Penn­syl­va­nia:

• Al­legheny:

403 ( up 6 from Thurs­day; the state is re­port­ing 383)

• Arm­strong: 19 ( no change)

• Beaver: 136 ( no change)

• But­ler: 26 ( up 1)

• Cam­bria: 7 ( no change)

• Clar­ion: 3 ( no change)

• Clearfield: 7 ( no change)

• Craw­ford: 3 ( no change)

• Erie: 39 ( no change)

• Fayette: 10 ( no change)

• Forest: 1 ( no change)

• Greene: 1 ( no change)

• In­di­ana: 14 ( no change)

• Jef­fer­son: 3 ( no change)

• Lawrence: 24 ( no change)

• Mercer: 25 ( no change)

• Som­er­set: 3 ( no change)

• Ve­nango: 1 ( no change)

• Wash­ing­ton: 32 ( up 1)

• West­more­land: 66 ( up 1; the West­more­land County coroner, whose num­bers were last up­dated Oct. 15, is re­port­ing 61)

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