WARREN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health amended its earlier reporting and that change increased Warren County’s COVID case count to 56.
The DOH had previously listed an increase of four cases on Friday, Oct. 9, and two more on Saturday, Oct. 10. All six of those cases were confirmed. That brought the county’s cumulative count to 52, 42 confirmed and 10 probable cases.
As of 10 p.m. Sunday, the DOH dashboard now says there were four cases reported on Thursday, Oct. 8, four more Oct. 9 and two Oct. 10. Two of the additional cases were confirmed and two probable. That brings the county’s total to 56 cumulative cases, 44 confirmed and 12 probable.
A pdf posted on the site still has Warren County with 42 confirmed and 10 probable, the original totals from Saturday’s daily announcement. The DOH has stopped making daily announcements on Sundays and combines Sunday totals with Monday totals.
The Department of Health was unavailable for comment Sunday evening.
The cumulative case count stretches back to March 24, when the county’s first positive case was announced. No additional cases were reported until May 12. There were two cases in May, four in June, seven in July, 14 in August, 16 in September and 12 so far in October.
The county has one 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.