WARREN, Pa. – Warren County needed just five days to reach 100 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the month of December.
There were 14 new confirmed cases reported Saturday, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update Sunday. Those 14 brought the monthly total to 104 confirmed cases, just five days into the month.
Warren County now has a cumulative confirmed case count of 376. There were 60 total confirmed cases from March through October, while the 212 cases in November brought the cumulative total to 272 heading into December.
According to the Dashboard, there are 18 COVID patients hospitalized. None are in the adult ICU or on a ventilator, the Dashboard indicates.
According to the Sunday update, there has been only one COVID death in the county (June 28); however, Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed to Your Daily Local that there were three COVID-related deaths in Warren County last week.
“There were three, yes,” Zydonik said. “Their ages were 58, 86 and 88.”
Two of the deaths were at Warren General Hospital, and another was at a long-term care facility. All three were county residents, according to Zydonik.
The cumulative case count, up to 440 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