Confirmed COVID cases up in Warren County
Warren County is not immune to the resurgence of COVID.
As the world, nation, and state are seeing increases in cases, the county’s numbers are up, too.
There have been more cases so far in April (145) than there were in all of March (119) in the county.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there were 35 new cases over the last two days in the county, bringing the total to 2,424. At the end of March, there had been 2,279.
Statewide, there were about 3,000 new cases per day in March. There have been almost 4,500 per day so far in April.
About 6 percent of county residents — 6.185 out of 100 — have contracted COVID. There have been 99 COVID-related deaths of county residents so far.
According to Friday’s statistics, there were two COVID-positive patients at Warren General Hospital — none on ventilators and none in intensive care.
For the past nine weeks, the county has been in the ‘moderate’ community transmission category according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
That designation is of significance to Warren County School District. A higher level of transmission and more stringent rules are in effect including when schools have to close down based on the number of cases.
The number of vaccinations continues to rise. As of Friday, the department reported that 5,865 residents were fully vaccinated and another 5,679 had received their first shots.
“Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, even if fully vaccinated,” according to the department. “Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.”