Warren County COVID update, December 9

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WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Warren County has reported 56 new COVID-19 cases and 55 recoveries since Wednesday. Twenty residents are currently hospitalized with the virus.

(Warren County Health Services)

Health officials said 14 of the 20 who are hospitalized are unvaccinated. All of the critically ill are unvaccinated.

The county said the surge in COVID cases in recent weeks appears to stem from workplace contacts, household contacts and indoor events.

Twenty-five of Thursday’s cases involved individuals who had been fully vaccinated. As of December 9, 1,584 of 45,361 fully vaccinated Warren County residents have tested positive for COVID.

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:

  • December 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Warren County Municipal Center. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson first doses and booster doses. Registration links can be found on the Warren County COVID website.
  • December 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Warren County Municipal Center. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson first doses and booster doses. Registration is not yet open.
  • December 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Warren County Municipal Center. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson first doses and booster doses. Registration is not yet open.

The New York State mass vaccination site at Aviation Mall in Queensbury has reopened as a vaccine and testing site. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, including boosters and pediatric vaccines, are being offered. More details can be found on the Warren County website.

Booster shot eligibility requirements can be found on the New York State website.

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.

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