WARREN, Pa. – Warren County has added more than 400 confirmed COVID-19 cases through the first 12 days of December, according to a data update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health Sunday.
There were 24 new cases reported Saturday, bringing the December total to 404 cases through Dec. 12. The previous monthly high of new cases in the county was 212, set in November.
Warren County’s cumulative cases per 100,000 has increased to 1,977.3. Once the lowest rate in the state, Warren is now the sixth lowest behind Cameron (1,380.2), Sullivan (1,762.5), Wayne (1,893.7), Susquehanna (1,926.6) and Pike (1,934.5) Counties.
The cumulative case count, up to 781 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 last week, 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), 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.