Washington County reports 92 new COVID cases, still has highest case percentage in NYS

Washington County

Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Washington County continues to report the highest COVID-19 case percentage in New York. According to the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker, the county has a seven day test positive average of 12.9% as of November 18.

As of Tuesday, the positive test average was reported at 12%. The next highest reporting counties for test average are Fulton at 12.8% and Cattaragus at 12.1%. You can see the test results for every county on the New York State COVID tracker website.

The county urges residents to consider vaccination, wearing a mask in public settings or when spending time with others, staying home and getting tested if they’re not feeling well. Health officials said most of the recent cases are originating from inside workplaces, household and family spread and at events held in close proximity indoors.

Current Washington County statistics (+/- change since the last report):

  • Persons Under Monitoring:  1,536 (+ 128)
  • COVID-19 + Active Cases: 395 (+ 29)
  • COVID-19 + Confirmed Cases: 5,710 (+ 92)
  • COVID-19 + Test (7 Day Avg) %: 12.9 (Highest in NYS)
  • COVID-19 + Recovered: 5,261 (+ 63)
  • COVID-19 Current Hospitalizations: 13 (- 2)
  • COVID-19 Related Deaths: 54 (No Change)

Of the new cases, 56 were in contact with someone who tested positive and 36 did not know how they were exposed. Sixteen had also been fully vaccinated, with 10 who received the Pfizer series, four who received the Moderna series and two who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Washington County said it will be releasing the vaccination event schedule for December next week. For more information about the clinics and for registration links, you can visit the county website.

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