Allegheny County saw its second biggest addition of new covid-19 cases Friday, with the county’s Health Department reporting 244 new incidences.
The cases come from a batch of tests conducted from over the past month, 30 of which have specimen collection dates from more than two weeks ago.
Officials said they were aware of the backlog and have already completed case investigation and contact tracing. On the state level, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday it will boost its covid-19 contact tracing staff by about 1,000 more workers.
In addition, the county set another record for new hospitalizations, adding 33 more people to its