WARREN, Pa. – With the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Warren County Sunday, the county moved past 700 cumulative confirmed cases. At the end of October, that number was 60.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard data update Monday, Warren County had 26 more confirmed cases reported Sunday. That brought the county’s cumulative confirmed total to 702.
Sunday marked the eighth straight day the county had 20 or more confirmed cases reported. Warren County has had at least one new case reported daily since Nov. 9.
The county’s level of community transmission remained at “Substantial” for the fourth straight week. Every county in the state is currently in the “Substantial” level.
The state introduced the transmission levels in July as a way to measure community spread of COVID-19. The tiers are based on incidence rate per 100,000 residents and PCR percent positivity over a 7-day period.
Those counties with “low” levels of community transmission have less than 10 incidents per 100,000 and less than five percent PCR positivity. “Moderate” levels are between 10 and 99 incidents per 100,000 or five to 10 percent PCR positivity. Those with “substantial” transmission have 100 or more incidents per 100,000 or more than 10 percent PCR positivity.
The cumulative case count, up to 824 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.
Of the 824 combined cases, 716 have been reported in the last 30 days.