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60 cases, 2 deaths added to COVID toll

COVID cases continue to pile up in Warren County.

There were 60 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday.

That is higher than any report since Dec. 22, when over 70 new cases were reported. The county’s single-day record is 78 cases, from Dec. 19.

There was only one case reported on Monday, and 19 on Tuesday.

The county’s total stands at 3,840, with 470 of those being reported this month.

According to the department, there have been 24 cases in the county among children under five years old and 173 among children five to 18 since Aug. 16.

At Warren County School District, there were 22 cases and 151 quarantines due to close contacts as of Tuesday.

The county’s COVID death toll increased to 120 on Wednesday, up two from Tuesday, and three in the last five days.

Vaccinations have been fairly flat, with 22 more residents fully vaccinated in the last two days, seven fewer people partially vaccinated (meaning more people received second doses than first doses in that time), and 42 more getting boosters. A total of 15,509 residents were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday – 39.57 percent of the population and 45.4 percent of the eligible population (ages 12 and up).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Warren County, and all of Pennsylvania, are areas of high community transmission.

The positivity rate in the county is 19.6 over a total of 878 tests performed for the week leading up to Oct. 16. Testing remains available at the Israel Building at Warren State Hospital and at Warren General Hospital.

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