WARREN, Pa. – After making it through the first eight months of the pandemic with only a single COVID-related death, Warren County has now had five COVID-related deaths in the last two weeks.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard data update Wednesday, there was one additional death reported Dec. 7. There was one death each on Dec. 2, Dec. 3, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. Those were the first county deaths since June 28.
There were also 33 new confirmed cases reported Tuesday, according to the data update. That brings the Warren County cumulative count to 762 confirmed cases. The county’s confirmed case count has increased by more than 700 since the end of October.
There have been 490 confirmed cases in December.
The cumulative case count, up to 888 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.