WARREN, Pa. – November COVID-19 reports have not been good for Warren County.
With seven new confirmed cases added to the county’s cumulative total Monday, Warren pushed past 100 confirmed cumulative cases and moved the November new case count to 47.
Warren’s cumulative total now stands at 104 confirmed and 14 probable. The county entered November with a cumulative total of 60 confirmed and 11 probable. October had previously held the monthly new case count mark with 27. Through 16 days, Warren County is averaging just shy of three new cases per day, more than three times the October daily average.
The new cases are impacting local businesses as well. Both The Plaza Restaurant and Jefferson DeFrees Family Center Daycare were forced to close temporarily after staff members came in contact with COVID positive patients. Warren General Hospital changed its visitation policy due to the increase in cases around the region.
In response to the statewide increase, Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced new targeted mitigation efforts Tuesday. Those efforts include testing requirements for travelers and a strengthening of the mask mandate.
While the case count increases, the county still has just a single reported COVID-19 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.