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Coronavirus

County sets new single-day record for COVID cases

There have been over 150 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County announced in the last two days. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 57 new cases on Friday and a record 95 on Thursday. The previous high for single-day new cases was 82 on Jan. 4, according to DOH records. So far in ...

Pennsylvania payrolls grew in December amid labor shortage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's payrolls grew again in December as the unemployment rate fell for the 10th straight month, according to new figures Friday, but a persistent worker shortage continued to keep labor markets tight. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of ...

Increases seen in outdoor recreation a ‘pleasant problem’

Mass shutdowns in 2020 brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed people outside. Camping skyrocketed. Outdoor recreation entities reported banner years. Was 2020 a blip on that radar or part of a new trend? Even with 2021 in the books, it may be too soon to tell. “The general ...

County sees back-to-back days of more than 70 COVID cases

Warren County closed out the week with consecutive days of over 70 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The latest data show 72 new cases reported Friday, 76 Thursday, 19 Wednesday, and 69 Tuesday. In December 2020, the department reported consecutive ...

Nursing homes to receive COVID help from state

The COVID situation at local nursing homes is drastically better than it was in late 2020, and the state is taking steps to keep it that way. “In 2021, the Rouse Home only had one instance of a COVID-19 outbreak that required use of our isolation unit,” Director of Marketing Kelsey ...

Health official urge vaccination for pregnant women

Local and regional health officials are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Allegheny Health Network’s Women’s Institute cites a new study published this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that “COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is ...