COVID death reported in Warren County Dec. 26 update

WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Warren County Health Services regrets to report an additional COVID-19 death of a Warren County resident. The resident was in their 60s, died at a hospital, and had been vaccinated and lived at home before contracting coronavirus. Officials say this person had a history of comorbidities.

Health Services reported 33 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday, along with 56 recoveries. Health Services is monitoring 522 active COVID cases as of Sunday, 509 of them involving mild illness.

Health Services reports 12 Warren County residents are hospitalized as of Saturday. One vaccinated patient is critical and the remainder has a moderate illness. One person is moderately ill outside of the hospital. Nine of the 12 who are hospitalized are unvaccinated. Thirteen of Sunday’s cases involved individuals who had been fully vaccinated.

Warren County’s rolling 7-day average for test positivity stood at 9.3% and the Capital Region’s rate 8.6%. Health Services reports as of Sunday, 2,004 of 46,533 fully vaccinated Warren County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Warren County recommends residents:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Do not go to work or school if feeling any symptoms of illness, and self-quarantine until getting a COVID test
  • Wear a mask and face covering in public indoor places
  • Those who are not vaccinated, including children under the age of 12, should wear masks in all public indoor settings
  • Wash hands frequently and maintain social distance
  • If diagnosed with COVID-19, please consult a physician or urgent care center to discuss treatment

Upcoming vaccination clinics:

  • Tuesday, December 28, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Moderna booster and second doses. (Registration link posted)
  • Tuesday, January 4, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Moderna booster doses. (Registration not yet open)
  • Tuesday, January 11, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., vaccines to be determined. (Registration not yet open)

In addition:

  • Local pediatricians have begun offering clinics for their patients who are ages 5-11. Pharmacies and New York State mass vaccination sites are also offering pediatric vaccinations. More details can be found on the Warren County website.
  • The Warren County vaccine team remains available for in-home vaccinations. Please call 518-761-6580 for details about vaccination protocols.

Parents and guardians can make appointments for their children at state mass vaccination sites on the New York State website. Parents can also contact their child’s pediatrician, pharmacies, or other providers for vaccination information and to schedule appointments.

Registration for the clinics is required and can be found on the Warren County website. Booster shot eligibility requirements can be found on the New York State website.

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