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Few new cases are reported in area

There were eight new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in Warren County in Friday’s report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

According to the department’s COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been 2,122 cases of COVID-19 in the county so far. That includes 1,736 confirmed cases and 386 probables. There have been 101 new cases in February.

Per 100,000 people, there have been just over 5,400 cases (5.4 percent) — just over 1 in 20 people in the county has had the virus.

The death toll in the county remained at 96, or almost 2.5 deaths per 1,000 population — 0.2 percent.

For the second straight day, there was only one COVID-positive patient at Warren General Hospital according to the latest release. That patient was not on a ventilator nor in intensive care.

State-wide, there have been 783,906 confirmed cases and another 124,867 probables.

The department is reporting a recovery rate of 88 percent state-wide. “If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered.”

Using that calculation, there could be some 210 active cases in the county, and the county’s recovery rate would be slightly higher than the state’s, at 89.7 percent.

According to the department, 2,033 county residents have received both doses of the COVID vaccine and 2,154 more have received one dose.

Both of those figures are higher than the numbers in McKean County (1,499 and 1,841), which has a very slightly higher population.

Erie County, which has almost seven times as many people as Warren County, has had 8,668 full vaccinations and 15,698 more partial vaccinations.

Crawford County, with a little more than twice as many people, has had more than three times as many people vaccinated – 6,795 fully and 5,849 partially.

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