Warren County Health Services reported eight (8) additional COVID-19 cases Monday along with 17 additional recoveries.
Warren County Health Services is monitoring 130 active COVID cases as of Monday, 117 of them suffering from mild illness. Seven (7) are hospitalized as of Monday, a decrease of four (4) from Sunday. One (1) is in critical condition, and six (6) are in moderate condition. Six (6) are moderately ill outside of the hospital.
All of Monday's cases involved community spread. Warren County Health Services continues to see significant numbers of new COVID cases related to workplace exposures, out-of-state travel and among children under the age of 12.
The continued increase in cases is the result of the highly transmissible "Delta" variant of COVID. Warren County is currently among the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s counties with “high” transmission rates of COVID-19; find details here: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home.
One (1) of Monday’s cases involved an individual who had been fully vaccinated. As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread and the number of vaccinated residents has increased, the number of “breakthrough” cases of COVID involving vaccinated individuals has been increasing as well.
As of Monday, 122 of 41,451 fully vaccinated Warren County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. 112 of 122 had mild illness, while four (4) became moderately ill, two (2) seriously ill and four (4) elderly residents became critically ill and passed away.
These cases break down by vaccine as follows – 57 Pfizer, 45 Moderna, 13 Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and 7 unknown.
As COVID spread continues in the community, Warren County Health Services continues to recommend:
- Get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as you are eligible. Call Health Services at 518-761-6580 or go to https://bit.ly/36LRv5e for options.
- The wearing of masks or face coverings in crowded public places where you do not know the vaccination status of all who are around you.
- Those who are not vaccinated, including children under the age of 12, should wear masks in all public indoor settings.
- Wash hands and maintain social distance when appropriate.
- Anyone experiencing any symptoms of illness should not go to work or elsewhere in public and seek a COVID test as soon as possible.
Warren County’s weekly geographic breakdowns of active COVID cases and vaccination metrics are attached to this report.
New York State announced Monday a new vaccination requirement for health care workers as well as guidelines for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Find details here: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-covid-19-vaccination-mandate-healthcare-workers.
Warren County Health Services will hold the following public COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the coming days (These clinics will be held weekly on the same day through August):
- Monday, August 16 at Warren County Municipal Center, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Moderna vaccine will be available at this clinic.
- Wednesday, August 18 at Glens Falls City Park 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during Take a Bite. Pfizer vaccine offered
- Friday, August 20 at Horicon Town Hall, Brant Lake, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during Food Truck Friday. Pfizer vaccine offered
The Health Services vaccine team anticipates receiving an allotment of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine this week. Please call 518-761-6580 for details.
The vaccine team remains available for in-home vaccinations, school clinics and workplace clinics, with workplace clinics planned this week in Bolton (thanks again to the Bolton Emergency Squad!) and Glens Falls. Please call 518-761-6580 for details.
- The New York State mass vaccination site in Queensbury has closed, but most local pharmacies continue to have Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available on either a walk-in or appointment basis.
- Looking for Pfizer for those 12-17 years of age? Warren County Health Services is working with pediatricians’ offices to supply them with vaccine, and Health Services has Pfizer available for those who want it.
- 43,697 Warren County residents (68.0% of the county’s population, 8th highest among counties in New York State) received their first vaccine doses as of August 15, and 41,451 have been fully vaccinated. 64.5% of Warren County residents have completed a vaccination series, compared to the state average of 56.9%. Find county-by-county vaccine data here: covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker.
- Find vaccination data by zip code here: https://on.ny.gov/3iQFDnr.
- The CDC has updated guidance for those who are fully vaccinated, go to: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html.
- Warren County's rolling 7-day average of new cases is 15.9 as of Monday.
- Warren County Health Services has confirmed a total of 3,848 coronavirus cases among Warren County residents since the outbreak began, of which 251 involved residents in nursing homes, 13 in assisted living and 3,584 in the community.
- Warren County Health Services has documented 3,670 recoveries among Warren County residents, including 26 presumed positive cases from initial days of the outbreak in March 2020 when testing was not available.
- Warren County has had 74 residents pass away from COVID-19 infections. 37 died at nursing homes, 30 at a hospital, 5 at home and 2 in an assisted living facility.
- As of Monday, 208 Warren County residents are under mandatory quarantine/isolation because of exposure to COVID.
- Warren County’s rolling 7-day average for test positivity stood at 3.9% and the Capital Region’s rate 4.5% as of Monday morning.
- Warren County Health Services operates a COVID-19 testing site at Warren County Municipal Center that 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. Two (2) tests were conducted Monday.
- New York State Education Department released guidance for the upcoming K-12 school year. Find it here: http://www.nysed.gov/back-school/health-and-safety-guide-2021-2022-school-year
- Warren County Health Services’ list of potential COVID public exposure advisories was updated Monday, and details can be found here on our Warren County COVID Hub website: https://bit.ly/36LRv5e.
- The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can provide financial help for low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing assistance for rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears. For more information, visit otda.ny.gov/erap
CAPITAL REGION COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS
8/14 – 98 individuals hospitalized, 18 in ICU beds
8/13 -- 104 individuals hospitalized, 19 in ICU beds
8/12 -- 84 individuals hospitalized, 15 in ICU beds
8/11 -- 72 individuals hospitalized,17 in ICU beds
8/10 – 68 individuals hospitalized, 18 in ICU beds
8/9 – 63 individuals hospitalized, 13 in ICU beds
8/8 -- 62 individuals hospitalized, 13 in ICU beds
Director of Public Affairs for Warren County