WARREN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update Monday changed how cases were reported Saturday and Sunday.
Based on Sunday’s update, the Dashboard had just five new confirmed cases in Warren County Saturday. With Monday’s update, that number had increased dramatically.
There were a total of 111 confirmed cases reported between Saturday and Sunday in the county, plus four probable cases for a combined total of 115 cases (yourdailylocal.com is only reporting confirmed cases at this point because the Pennsylvania Department of Health, in an e-mail to the site, said it can’t track whether a probable case has become a confirmed case thus meaning a case may be double-counted if probable and confirmed cases are added together). The Dashboard now lists 80 of those 115 being reported Saturday and 35 on Sunday (the Dashboard doesn’t differentiate between probable and confirmed when it reports daily totals).
The result, as of 1 p.m. Monday, is an increase of 106 confirmed cases since Friday. That brings the county’s cumulative confirmed case count to 964, and the December total to 692. Warren County is averaging just shy of 35 new confirmed cases per day this month (34.6).
The Dashboard lists 15 COVID-related deaths for the county, though Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed to yourdailylocal.com that, as of Dec. 16, there had been 21 COVID-related deaths in the county in December.
The cumulative case count is up to 1,147 with probable cases and 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.
Of those 1,147 cases, 993 have been reported in the last 30 days.