WARREN, Pa. – For the eighth time in 10 days, Warren County had 20 or more new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported.
According to Friday’s Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update, 25 new confirmed cases were reported Thursday. Through 10 days in December, only Dec. 3 (nine) and Dec. 5 (14) have had less than 20 cases reported.
One new death was added to the Dashboard data, reported on Dec. 3. That brings the county’s Dashboard total to three, though there was one COVID-related death in Warren County last week that hasn’t been recorded yet.
With Thursday’s cases, there have been 345 new cases in December.
The cumulative case count, up to 718 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.