PITTSBURGH – Channel 11 heard from Dr. Deborah Bogen, who explained that Allegheny County is in the middle of the fourth COVID-19 wave since the pandemic started.
Dr. Bogen said positivity rates have now risen to 8.8 percent. The health department confirmed 418 new cases on Wednesday. Dr. Bogen added that she does not expect cases to decrease in the coming weeks. She attributed much of the cause to large gatherings coupled with the lack of social detachment or masks. New variants in the province are also to blame.
“It is with heavy hearts that we are well into our fourth wave of severe cases,” explained Dr. Bows out. “The number of cases continues to grow and back to where we were at the beginning of January and the number of cases has set a record for 2021.”
However, there is a silver lining to this update as Dr. Arches named two massive vaccination clinics scheduled this month. Those clinics will use the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
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