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Coronavirus

Outbreak continues at state prison in Forest County

In the midst of an outbreak at State Correctional Institution – Forest, the number of cases of COVID-19 in the county has more than doubled in a week. On Jan. 14, the county had had 574 cases. As of Thursday, that number was 1,245. Of those cases, more than 1,000 are association with ...

Pennsylvania passes 20K deaths from the coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has surpassed 20,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. The department said another 260 people died from the virus, pushing the total past 20,120. Pennsylvania's seven-day average of deaths reported hit its ...

17 new cases, two deaths reported Wednesday

There were 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County and two more deaths announced on Wednesday. The totals as of Wednesday's report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health included 1,889 cases and 75 deaths. The new cases include 10 confirmed and seven probables. At Warren General ...

Everyone 65-plus now in vaccine phase 1A

Every Pennsylvanian age 65 and over as well as those 16-and-over with contributing conditions is now in Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. During a briefing by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, it was announced that the state has aligned its distribution plan with the federal ...

Lowest new case count since November

There were only three new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County announced on Tuesday and no new deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health's daily statistics showed the lowest increase in new cases in months. The last time there were as few as three, there were two on Nov. 23. At that time, ...

Pennsylvania expands vaccine eligibility to 65 and older

Pennsylvania is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the rollout to include people age 65 and over as well as younger people with serious health conditions that put them at higher risk, state health officials announced Tuesday. The Health Department said its ...

20 new cases, three more COVID deaths

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Warren County on Monday and three more deaths were attributed to the virus. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 73 county residents have died COVID-related deaths so far. Of those, all but one have been reported in December and ...

Family mourns loss of Warren County native

COVID-19 doesn’t just prey on the old and those with underlying health conditions. Colten Brown was in the prime of his life. He was a big man with a big personality, a big smile, and a big bear hug. He worked out and had no contributing conditions. He died on Jan. 6, about three weeks ...

Rouse Home reports dozens of COVID recoveries

There were only 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Warren County on Friday, but another three deaths were added to the tally. The death toll rose from 65 to 68. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,839 total cases for the county on Friday, up from 1,828 on Thursday. Of those, ...

County working to distribute more vaccines

There is a lot of effort going on to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms. But, there are a lot of different entities working toward that goal — leading to some lack of clarity. Federal Operation Warp Speed officials are suggesting that states get vaccines in arms as soon as possible. State ...

11 new cases, three deaths

There were only 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Warren County on Friday, but another three deaths were added to the tally. The death toll rose from 65 to 68. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,839 total cases for the county on Friday, up from 1,828 on Thursday. Of those, ...

7 more COVID deaths added to county toll

Warren County’s COVID death toll went up dramatically on Wednesday, adding seven fatalities. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been 63 COVID-related deaths in the county, up from 56 as of Tuesday’s reporting. That is a 12 percent increase in one day. The ...

Annual Eagle Watch event is canceled due to coronavirus

In the middle of winter each year, when the waters of the Allegheny River and Reservoir tend to be largely frozen, hundreds of visitors gather at locations around Kinzua Dam to get a look at eagles. Lining dozens or hundreds of people up shoulder-to-shoulder is a no-no this year. U.S. Army ...

15 new cases, two more deaths

There were 15 new cases of COVID-19 announced for Warren County on Thursday, while two more deaths were added to the virus' toll. As of Thursday, there have been 1,828 cases in the county and 65 deaths. There were seven fewer COVID-positive patients at Warren General Hospital in Thursday's ...

Biden unveiling $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged ...

New COVID cases again down, but virus deaths up

The number of new COVID-19 cases was again low on Tuesday, but deaths were up. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 14 new cases and three new deaths. The total number of COVID-related deaths in the county stood at 56 on Tuesday. That number is a match for the number provided by ...

Seven more COVID deaths added to county’s toll

Warren County's COVID death toll went up dramatically on Wednesday, adding seven fatalities. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been 63 COVID-related deaths in the county, up from 56 as of Tuesday's reporting. There were 26 new cases reported Wednesday, bringing ...

WCSD on track to reopen on Jan. 26

The return to in-person schooling in Warren County School District is two weeks away, and, for now, district officials are sticking with that plan. The school board approved a plan to go to full-virtual instruction starting Dec. 9 and to return not before Tuesday, Jan. 26 – the start of the ...

Family Connection Cart helps loved ones in pandemic

It’s bad enough to be hospitalized with a serious illness or to lose a family member. Going through a hospitalization without family, or not being able to be with a family member as they pass on, can be much more difficult. COVID-19 has put people in those situations. A Warren County ...