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Health Dept. reports 2 new cases of novel coronavirus

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday reported two cases of COVID. The new cases bring the total to date to nine.

For the first time, Warren County had multiple reports of new cases of COVID-19 on the same day.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — both in the probable category.

The two cases on Friday brought the county’s total to nine.

“The Warren County Department of Public Safety is aware of two new COVID-19 cases as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in the July 10 update,” Public Information Officer Cecile Stelter said. “At this time, no further details are available about these Warren County cases.”

“As with all the prior reports and cases, the Warren County Department of Public Safety is committed to providing the residents of Warren County with accurate and verified information when that becomes available,” Stelter said. “The public is reminded to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks and regularly wash their hands and use hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

According to the Department of Health, the totals for Warren County are nine total cases, five confirmed, and four probable. The department has announced one COVID-related death of a county resident.

The department’s dashboard shows 804 negative tests in the county.

The state provides some additional detail, including cases by zip code.

In the Warren are (16365) zip code, there has been at least one case and one probable case. Because the number is so low, the total was not published, only reported as “1 to 4.” The zip shows the same reporting for probable cases.

The same is true for Grand Valley, 16420, with “1 to 4” confirmed and “1 to 4” probable cases.

The 16351 zip in Tidioute and surrounding area shows the same result. That zip code extends into Forest County.

The Titusville zip code — 16354 — extends into Warren County and has eight confirmed cases.

Corry — 16407 — has six confirmed cases and “1 to 4” probable cases. That zip code includes part of Warren County.

Similarly, Spartansburg (16434), which extends into Warren County, has six confirmed cases and no probable cases.

The Warren and Grand Valley zip codes are the only ones that include only Warren County residents. Cases in those zip codes must reflect county residents.

The county’s first case was identified on March 24. Until Friday, new cases were added one at a time on May 13, May 20, June 3, June 4, and June 30. The first COVID-related death of a county resident was reported on July 2, bringing the total number of cases to seven.

The reported death of a resident did not happen in the county, according to county officials. Cases and deaths are reported by the Department of Health by place of residence, not where the case was identified or the death occurred.

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