Warren County coronavirus update, February 28


WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Warren County Health Services reported three new Warren County resident COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, along with five additional recoveries.

One Warren County resident is reportedly hospitalized and moderately ill, one fewer than Saturday. One other is moderately ill but not hospitalized.

Health Services staff are reportedly monitoring 94 active COVID-19 cases as of Sunday. Ninety-two of the cases involve mild illness. All three of Sunday’s new cases are said to have stemmed from community exposures. No additional school cases have been reported.

A number of recent public COVID exposure advisories have reportedly been issued in connection with cases at local businesses, including one for several COVID cases over a period of several days at Beyond the Sea Restaurant in Bolton Landing.

COVID-19 Data/Resources:

  • Warren County’s rolling 7-day average of new cases is 8.0 as of Sunday.
  • Warren County Health Services has confirmed a total of 2,687 coronavirus cases among Warren County residents since the outbreak began, of which 223 involved residents in nursing homes, 13 in assisted living and 2,451 in the community.
  • Warren County Health Services has documented 2,553 recoveries among Warren County residents, including 26 presumed positive cases from initial days of the outbreak in March when testing was not available. All of the presumed positive cases have recovered. Additional statistics are found in the daily chart that is attached to this email.
  • Warren County has had 66 residents pass away from COVID-19 infections. Thirty-five of those deaths have occurred at a nursing home, 24 in the hospital, two at an assisted living facility and five in private residences. Expressed in terms of their residence before they contracted the coronavirus, 45 of those who passed away lived in nursing homes, 16 lived at home and five resided in assisted living. 
  • As of Sunday, 231 Warren County residents are under mandatory quarantine because of exposure to COVID.
  • New York’s Travel Advisory remains in effect, requiring quarantining and COVID testing upon return to New York if you visit non-contiguous states. New York’s guidelines can be found here: coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/11/interm_guidance_travel_advisory.pdf and additional Warren County information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3n5zGns. Warren County Public Health is monitoring 29 travelers under this program as of Sunday. 
  • Warren County’s metrics for “higher risk” sports require Warren County’s and/or the Capital Region’s rolling 7-day average for test positivity to be 4% or below. Warren County’s rolling 7-day average for test positivity stood at 1.7% and the Capital Region’s rate 1.9% as of Sunday morning. Find the full Warren County sports guidelines, which include requirements for school districts and sports organizations before they can begin play, at warrencountyny.gov/news/warren-county-higher-risk-sports-guidelines.

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