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Two more virus cases in Warren County

COVID-19 isn’t going away and neither are the restrictions, recommendations, and guidelines being passed down to Warren County.

It has been nearly five months since Gov. Tom Wolf closed schools statewide for two weeks in response to the coronavirus.

On Thursday, Wolf suggested that youth sports be pushed back until Jan. 1. PIAA took a smaller, but more formal, step on Friday, delaying the start of the fall sports season by two weeks.

On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County, bringing the total to 22. Case number 20 was announced on Tuesday. The county has had 1,980 negative tests.

Warren County still has the lowest rate of COVID-19 per capita, with 55.70 per 100,000. Only three counties have rates that are less than 100 per 100,000 – McKean County has a rate of 83.0 and Tioga County has 90.8 cases per 100,000. Philadelphia and Delaware counties each have over 1,600 cases per 100,000 people.

Statewide, there were 758 new cases, with 102 of them in Allegheny County according to the DOH COVID-19 dashboard.

There were 15 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 added to the state’s numbers on Friday, bringing that total to 7,297.

Warren County’s first COVID death was reported on June 28 and there have been no new deaths reported since.

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