WARREN, Pa. – Warren County continues to set new COVID-19 case count marks, and not in the way it would like.
Nine new confirmed cases were reported for the county Friday, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health dashboard data. That mark is a single-day high, gave November the highest monthly case count and pushed Warren County past the century mark in cumulative cases.
The nine confirmed cases moved Warren County’s cumulative count to 95 confirmed and 13 probable. The November count is up to 36 less than halfway through the month. The previous single-day mark was five, set Oct. 29 and Nov. 9. October held the previous monthly high with 27.
Through 13 days of reporting in November, only Nov. 8 has passed without a new case. At the current average of 2.84 new cases per day, Warren County is on pace for 85 new cases in November, which would bring the total cumulative count to 151. That would more than double the county’s cumulative case count entering the month (66).
The November surge also pushed Warren County from the “low” to “moderate” tier of community spread, the measure the Pennsylvania Department of Education recommends school districts use to determine learning models. Due to reporting lags, the Warren County School District has said it is relying on its own data to determine what model, in-person, full remote or a hybrid of the two, is appropriate for district buildings.
Despite the rise in cases over the last three months, the county still only has a single reported death.
The cumulative case count 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.