Five New Confirmed Cases Reported Saturday, Lowest Total This Month

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WARREN, Pa. – Warren County saw its smallest single-day COVID-19 case increase in nearly a month Saturday.

Five new confirmed cases were reported Saturday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update Sunday. It was just the second single-digit daily case report this month, and the lowest total since one new case was reported Nov. 28.

There were nine cases reported on Dec. 3. Saturday also marked the third time this week, and fifth this month, with less than 20 new cases reported. Dec. 14, 16 and 17 also had less than 20 cases reported.

The cumulative confirmed case count is up to 858, and the December total is 586. Even with the low number Saturday, the county is averaging more than 30 new cases per day this month (30.84).

No new deaths were added and the Dashboard lists 15 COVID-related deaths for Warren County. Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed to yourdailylocal.com that, as of Dec. 16, there were 21 COVID-related deaths in Warren County in December. Deaths are reported to the state but must be finalized in the reporting system before they are added to the Dashboard total.

The cumulative case count is up to 1,037 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.