WARREN, Pa. – Warren County nearly matched the confirmed COVID-19 cases it had from March through October in a single day Sunday.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update Monday, the number of cumulative confirmed cases in the county increased by 59, a single-day high. From March 24 through Oct. 31, the county had a total of 60 confirmed cases.
The county’s previous single-day high of new confirmed cases was 33.
With Sunday’s increase, the county now has a cumulative total of 435 confirmed cases. The county’s cumulative confirmed case count has increased by 196 in the last week. On Nov. 29, Warren County had 239 confirmed cases.
The state data update also reflected one new COVID-related death report, on Dec. 2 according to the dashboard. Your Daily Local confirmed with Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik Sunday that there were three COVID-related deaths in the county last week.
Warren County remained in the “Substantial” Level of Community Transmission, according to Monday’s update. Cameron County (“Low”) is the only county across the Commonwealth not 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 267 with probable cases, 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.