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Allegheny County COVID-19 case numbers continue to fall

Keith Srakocic

The number of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County has dropped for the fourth week in a row.

There were 1,648 new infections reported during the week ending June 22. That’s roughly 360 cases fewer than the previous week.

Those numbers don’t include positive results from at-home tests.

According to the Allegheny County Health Department, 66 people were hospitalized in the last week. Six deaths were reported in the same timeframe, down steeply from 16 deaths the week before.

The levels of coronavirus in local wastewater also continued to decline between 10% and 20% daily, county health department officials reported. Omicron is still the dominant variant found in wastewater samples.

An estimated 72% of county residents ages 5 and older are fully vaccinated.

Julia Zenkevich reports on Allegheny County government for 90.5 WESA. She first joined the station as a production assistant on The Confluence, and more recently served as a fill-in producer for The Confluence and Morning Edition. She’s a life-long Pittsburgher, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. She can be reached at