Allegheny County's health director says cases are continuing to go down as the vaccination rate goes up.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There have been two cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Allegheny County.

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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%.

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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.

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County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says about 800,000 people are now vaccinated, which is roughly 80% of the adult population.