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17 new cases, 2 deaths reported in county

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 Hospital, there were 30 COVID-positive patients, none in intensive care, and none on ventilators. The total number of patients is up three from Tuesday and up seven compared to Monday.

There were about 6,000 new cases state-wide in Wednesday’s data. There had been 689,913 confirmed cases in the state and another 93,257 probables as of Wednesday.

Although they are still waiting on the arrival of vaccine, the list of enrolled providers in the county is growing.

Warren General Hospital is already working on Phase 1A. All of the doses the hospital currently has are spoken for, according to Chief Nursing Officer Joe Akif. The hospital expects to receive thousands more soon to help alleviate some demand, but not nearly enough to put a vaccine in every arm that is now eligible under Phase 1A.

Gaughn’s Drug Store in Warren and Tidioute Health Center appear on the department’s interactive map of vaccine providers. Contact information can be found on that map.

People interested in finding out if they are eligible may visit pa.gov and click on the Guide to Getting the COVID Vaccine. That guide will lead users through eligibility, finding and scheduling an appointment with a provider, and filling out the vaccination card.

There are other providers that have enrolled, but have not made it to the state’s map yet.

Tops Market is reportedly a participating provider.

Darling’s Sugar Grove Pharmacy is also participating and can be reached for sign-ups through its Facebook page or by calling (814) 489-7777.

“We are anticipating receiving vaccine in the next few weeks,” Owner and Pharmacist Chris Darling said.

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