Spread of virus near Pittsburgh causes concern for officials

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported nearly 500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and officials are looking closely at what they call an alarming spread of infection in the Pittsburgh area.

Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, will be stopping on-site consumption of alcohol in bars and restaurants as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

That's in response to what officials have described as an alarming increase in infections, largely among younger people.

Also, Pennsylvania government agencies are laying out guidelines that will make it easier for people to visit relatives and others inside nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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