By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There have been two cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Allegheny County.READ MORE: 'I'm Not Willing To Go Through This Again:' Woman Diagnosed With Tinnitus After COVID Vaccine
Despite that, Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said Wednesday that the county is now seeing just about a dozen new cases every day and the positivity rate of tests remains around 1%.READ MORE: Kenny Pickett Passes Dan Marino For Most Career Touchdowns
While that means the variant is spreading in Allegheny County, Bogen said the cases were seen in April and May, “and our cases continue to go down, so I think that’s good.”
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, very few people in Allegheny County are hospitalized with the virus, more than 95% lower than the peak around Christmastime.MORE NEWS: Fire Breaks Out At St. Vladimir Ukrainian Church In Arnold
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says about 800,000 people are now vaccinated, which is roughly 80% of the adult population.