By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There have been two cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Allegheny County.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
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: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
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: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says about 800,000 people are now vaccinated, which is roughly 80% of the adult population.