10 New COVID Cases Added Sunday, Warren County Remains in ‘Substantial’ Level of Community Transmission

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WARREN, Pa. – Warren County was back in the double-digits of new confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday, just a day after dropping into single-digits for the first time in nearly a week.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard data update Monday, there were 10 new confirmed cases reported in Warren County Sunday. That brings the cumulative confirmed case count to 239.

With just one day left in the month, the county’s confirmed case count has quadrupled in November from the 60 it had from March through October. The number of confirmed cases increased by 96 from Nov. 22 through Nov. 29.

Warren County remained in the “Substantial” level of community transmission, according to Monday’s update. The county moved from “Moderate” to “Substantial” last week after seeing an increase of 51 cases (confirmed and probable). The 100 (confirmed and probable) increase from Nov. 21 through Nov. 27 kept the county in the state’s highest tier.

The state introduced the transmission levels in July as a way to measure community spread of COVID-19. The tiers are based on incidence rate per 100,000 residents and PCR percent positivity over a 7-day period.

Those counties with “low” levels of community transmission have less than 10 incidents per 100,000 and less than five percent PCR positivity. “Moderate” levels are between 10 and 99 incidents per 100,000 or five to 10 percent PCR positivity. Those with “substantial” transmission have 100 or more incidents per 100,000 or more than 10 percent PCR positivity.

Despite the November case surge, Warren County still has just a single death reported.

The cumulative case count, up to 267 with probable cases, includes those cases the state considers “recovered.”

A case is considered recovered “if a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered,” according to the Department of Health