He noted that the COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit is available to people who can't work in the short-term because they are ill or have been told to self-isolate.
Of the 103,605 tests carried out in the past week, some 5.4% came back positive. The Pennsylvania Department of Health puts Allegheny's death total at 416, a discrepancy usually attributed to different reporting methods. Since the health department's testing is done through the state laboratory, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has had to follow KDHE's guidelines.
"If you have been referred for a test or are awaiting a test result, you must self isolate".
Allegheny County on Thursday reported 149 new coronavirus cases with two new deaths.
MDH also reported 2,872 new cases of COVID-19.
U.S. GDP marks record growth at 33.1% in third quarter
The third quarter economic growth was powered by a record 40.7% annual increase in consumer spending. Consumer spending enjoyed a sharp bounce-back before easing to a more moderate growth rate.
The Indiana Department of Health announced Thursday that 3,649 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, driving the overall total number of cases in the state to 172,730. The current average of 16.36 new cases per day is down from a high of 46 cases per day in early September and up from a recent low of nine cases per day in early August.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.
There have now been a total of 60,297 confirmed cases in Ireland, and the pandemic has claimed 1,902 lives in the state.
The drop in positive tests comes three weeks after further restrictions on movement were put into place in the area aiming at slowing the spread of the virus.