WARREN, Pa. – After two straight days with less than 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported, Warren County was back over 60 cases Friday.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update Saturday, there were 61 new confirmed cases reported in Warren County Friday. Those new cases pushed the county to more than 850 cumulative confirmed cases since March.
The data update included five more COVID-related deaths. The Dashboard now lists 15 deaths for Warren County. Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed to yourdailylocal.com that, as of Dec. 16, there had been 21 COVID-related deaths in Warren County in December.
The cumulative confirmed case count now stands at 853. On Oct. 31, there were just 60 total confirmed cases. The count ballooned to 272 by the end of November and has exploded through the first half of December.
The December count now stands at 581. From Dec. 11 through Dec. 18, there were 201 new confirmed cases in Warren County.
The Warren (16365) ZIP Code had 77 of those cases, according to the Dashboard ZIP Code data, bringing the code’s total to 377 cases. Russell (16345) now has 49 confirmed cases, an increase of 14 in the last week, while Sugar Grove’s (16350) total increased by eight, from 45 to 53. Bear Lake (16402) stayed at 18, while Columbus (16405) increased from eight to 10.
Youngsville (16371) has 89 cumulative confirmed cases, up 14 since last Friday. Pittsfield (16340) increased to 29, a gain of three. Spring Creek (16346) gained two cases and is now up to 21, and Tidioute (16351) went from 20 to 23. Grand Valley (16420) had three new cases and now has 10 total.
Clarendon (16313) moved from 31 to 34, and Sheffield (16347) went from 23 to 34.
Irvine (16329), the last ZIP in the county to report a case, stayed at 13 confirmed cases. The Dashboard does not list specific case numbers if there are between one and four cases for that code.
The cumulative case count is up to 1,032 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), 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.