WARREN, Pa. – Warren County continued a trend of fluctuating confirmed COVID case reports Tuesday.
A day after having 67 new confirmed cases reported, that number dropped to 17 Tuesday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard data update Wednesday.
A big spike Saturday was followed by a drop Sunday as well after the state adjusted its original numbers.
The county now has a cumulative total of 1,048 confirmed cases, with 776 reported in December.
The Dashboard update also added two more COVID-related deaths to the county’s total. While the Dashboard now lists 21 total COVID-related deaths since March, Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed to yourdailylocal.com that, as of Dec. 16, there have been 21 COVID-related deaths in the county this month.
The cumulative case count is up to 1,249 with probable 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) 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.