Warren County Investigating False Reporting Of COVID-19 Death, New Case

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WARREN – Officials in Warren County, Pennsylvania are investigating the false reporting of a COVID-19 related death and a new case in their county.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, officials said data issued earlier in the day that the county saw its first Coronavirus related death is factually inaccurate.

“The Coroner has not listed any fatality related to COVID-19 nor has the hospital had an additional positive test,” said officials in the statement. “The County Government believes this information was provided in error and would urge the community to remain calm as this is investigated.”

“The County Government’s priority is the safety and wellbeing of its citizenry and works to provide data that’s been verified locally,” officials furthered. “Thank you for your patience as we get through this time as a community.”

Earlier in the day the Warren General Hospital reported one new positive case of the virus and one new death.

So far in Warren County, a total of 178 testing samples have been collected with 110 negative results.

“All of these tests were collected in the Emergency Room or inpatient units,” said officials. “The remainder of tests were ordered by private non physicians with results being sent directly to them.”

The first, and as of now only, positive test was back in March, officials said.


1 Comment

  1. At least one county in the United States is being honest, there is hope for humanity in this country. Thank you for being honest!

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