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Washington County reports 55th death due to COVID pandemic

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Washington County Public Health on Tuesday reported the death of a 45-year-old unvaccinated resident from COVID-19.

The person had lived at home before succumbing to the virus, according to a news release.

This is Washington County’s 55th death since the start of the pandemic. County officials said their thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and caregivers of the resident who died.

The county also reported 77 new COVID cases. The seven-day positivity average is 13.3%, which is the second-highest in the state.

A total of 105 people recovered, which leaves the active caseload at 376.

Twenty people are in the hospital — an increase of five from the previous day.

As cases continue to rise, county health officials are asking people to get vaccinated and to stay home from work or school if they are ill. Many of the recent cases are stemming from spread through households and at events held indoors in close quarters.

Warren County

Warren County Health Services reported 63 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the number of active cases to 508, which is 35 fewer than Monday’s report, along with 98 recoveries.

Health Services reported a total of 20 hospitalizations. Three cases are critically ill while the remaining cases have moderate illness with five residents also moderately ill outside of the hospital.

According to the report, 22 of the cases Tuesday involved fully vaccinated individuals. A total of 726 Warren County residents are in mandatory quarantine.

The county reports a signification rise in cases and hospitalizations and urges the community to take precautions in public settings.

Resources:

A COVID-19 testing site at Warren County Municipal Center is in operation weekdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The site is open, by appointment only, to residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex and Hamilton counties. Those with questions can call 518-761-6580 or log on to warrencountyny.gov/covidhub.

Information on Warren County resources to help cope with the emotional toll of the pandemic can be found here: https://bit.ly/2LWqtjP

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  • Warren County Health Services’ list of potential COVID public exposure advisories was updated Saturday and can be found on the Warren County COVID Hub website:
https://bit.ly/36LRv5e

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