WARREN, Pa. – For just third time this month, Warren County had less than 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in a single day.
There were 16 new confirmed cases reported Wednesday, according to Thursday’s Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard data update. It was the first time since Dec. 5 the daily update had under 20 new cases.
The other date with less than 20 new cases was Dec. 3.
One new death was included as part of the data update, recorded on Dec. 12. The Dashboard now lists seven COVID-related deaths for Warren County, though that number will continue to rise.
Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed to yourdailylocal.com Wednesday that there had been 21 COVID-related deaths in the county this month.
Long-term care facility numbers continue to climb as well.
According to the DOH, there are seven LTCF in Warren County with COVID cases, 146 residents and 18 staff, as well as two deaths.
The cumulative case count, up to 956 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, 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.