County officials say COVID is plateauing, though cases have yet to drop

by PublicSource  Following trends from the past month, Allegheny County continued to average 350 to 400 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week, County Health Director Dr. Bogen said at a Wednesday briefing. 

“I think we’ve reached a plateau, but we’ve not yet seen a drop in our cases like other parts of the country have,” Bogen said. 

Many of the cases reported over the past week spread through social gatherings, including weddings, indoor parties and sporting events.

As of Oct. 13, about 727,000 Allegheny County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with an additional 74,000 partially vaccinated against the virus.  

A majority of the COVID-19-related deaths the county reported over the past week were among individuals who were not fully vaccinated or had underlying health conditions, Bogen said. 

“I think this really points out the importance that our older generation should be getting booster vaccines

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