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County officials warn of virus surge

As coronavirus cases have ratcheted up during recent weeks, Allegheny County officials are urging residents to limit all but essential public activity.

Countywide, daily case counts have tallied above 500 every day following the Thanksgiving holiday, with regional hospitals warning of capacity shortages if trends continue.

With daily new case in the county breaching 1,000 for the first time on Dec. 2, Debra Bogen, county health director, issued another statement reinforcing her Stay at Home Advisory.

“This heartbreaking milestone must move our community into action. I implore you to cancel parties, weddings, gatherings, events and stay home whenever possible,” she said. “My heart goes out to all the families who have lost loved ones throughout this pandemic. We can, and we must do better.”


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