The graphic shows the following data specifically for Westmoreland County:
Graphics provided by Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety
||WESTMORELAND COUNTY "LIVE TIME"
COVID-19 CONFIRMED DEATHS - 369
*BASED ON THE DECEDENT'S PLACE OF DEATH BEING IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY, NOT BY RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.
AS OF: JANUARY 21, 2021 - 11:00 PM
*THE ABOVE DATE/TIME WILL ONLY BE UPDATED WHEN A NEW CASE IS REPORTED TO THE OFFICE.
CONFIRMED BY POSITIVE TESTING: 362
PRESUMED BY SYMPTOMS (NO TESTING): 7
RACE: WHITE: 361
AVERAGE AGE: 81
CORONER vs. PA DOH Death Count:
The Coroner’s report of deaths is an accurate report of the deaths that actually occurred within Westmoreland County, whether that be within the hospital, a nursing home, or residence.
The reason the PA DOH is reporting more deaths is because under a pandemic their reporting is done via residency. Therefore even if the death occurred in a hospital or nursing home in another county, as long as that individual still maintains a street address in Westmoreland County it gets added to our County’s total.