Dozen new COVID cases reported over weekend
There were three new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths announced Monday in Warren County.
That follows a weekend in which there were no new deaths and 10 new cases, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
So far, 96 county residents have died of COVID-19.
There have been a total of 2,135 cases in Warren County, with 1,741 confirmed and 393 probables.
State-wide, there have been 788,714 confirmed cases and 126,304 probables.
There was one COVID-positive patient at Warren General Hospital according to the department. That patient was not on a ventilator nor in intensive care.
To the north, officials in Chautauqua County, New York, are hoping the county is beyond the “peak of cases” regarding COVID-19.
Numbers released Monday — in addition to the last week — indicate that may be the case.
The county Health Department recorded 51 new cases from Friday through Sunday, an average of 17 a day. In the past seven days prior, there had been an average of about 25 new cases reported, significantly fewer than the days where between 40 and 110 new cases were being released beginning around the first of December.
A total of 2,123 Warren County residents were fully vaccinated as of Monday’s report, and another 2,187 had received one dose of the two-dose vaccine.
County residents over 65 have two options for signing up for vaccination appointments.
Gaughn’s Drug Store is generally accepting registrations, regardless of age and phase.
Warren General Hospital is accepting registrations from county residents 65 and older who meet the requirements for Phase 1A.
“Vaccine clinics will be scheduled as our supply allows,” CEO Rick Allen said in a recent release. “We receive vaccine through the PA Department of Health.”
“Vaccine is in very short supply,” Allen said. “We have been informed we will not receive a supply for approximately two weeks.”
COVID testing continues to be available at Warren General, but the demand has dropped by half, Allen said.
The hospital continues to have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment, Allen said. Entrance to the hospital is restricted and visitors and employees must be screened – including a temperature test – before entry.