By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen says December will likely be the deadliest month yet in the pandemic.READ MORE: Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Reinstating Manager; Investigation Finds 'Absence Of Corroborating Evidence' On Racial Slur Allegations
“The surge continues to put a strain on our hospital staff and healthcare resources. So far this month, already 94 people have died — a trend that will make December the deadliest month in Allegheny County,” Dr. Bogen said Wednesday during the weekly COVID-19 briefing.
The county continues to see about 1,000 new positive cases per day, and Dr. Bogen says nearly 15% of tests are coming back positive.READ MORE: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
She’s urging people to follow mitigation efforts.
“These safety measures put in place by the state are only effective if people follow them. Since the new orders, the health department has received about 250 complaints about businesses not following the orders,” says Dr. Bogen.MORE NEWS: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Kirk Cousins Put Up Points On The Cowboys Defense?
State and local authorities are also enforcing the COVID orders, but Dr. Bogen says they can’t police every single establishment.