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 seven new deaths did not occur in the last few days. The last death among the department’s information took place on Saturday, Jan. 9. The department updates its information once reports are confirmed.
Until Dec. 2, there had only been one death in the county attributed to COVID-19.
There were two on Dec. 2 and two more on Dec. 3.
There were four deaths on Dec. 14, five on Dec. 21, and the highest daily total so far, six on Christmas Eve. There were four more on New Year’s Eve.
There have been several days since the beginning of December when there were no COVID deaths in the county.
There were 26 new cases reported Wednesday, bringing the county to a total of 1,813.
Of those, 1,503 are confirmed cases, and 310 are probables.
Circumstances at Warren General Hospital did not change from Tuesday’s reporting to Wednesday’s, with 30 COVID-positive patients hospitalized, none on ventilators, and none in intensive care.
State-wide, there were about 8,000 new cases added to the data on Wednesday.