Warren County COVID update Sunday, August 29

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WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Sunday, August 29, the Warren County Health Services reported a COVID update.

Warren County Health Services reported the following COVID statistics reported on Sunday, August 29:

  • 8 additional COVID cases along with 18 additional recoveries.
  • 144 active COVID cases with 131 of them involving mild illness.
    • 8 are hospitalized as of Saturday, 1 less than Friday, with 5 in moderate condition.
    • All cases were involved community spread of COVID. Two involved residents of a nursing home that has been dealing with an outbreak for several weeks.
    • 4 were quarantined for COVID exposures before testing positive.
    • 4 cases involved individuals who had been fully vaccinated.
  • 192 of 41,977 fully vaccinated Warren County residents have tested positive for COVID.
    • 181 of 192 had mild illness, while 5 became moderately ill, 2 seriously ill and 4 elderly residents became critically ill and passed away.

These cases break down by vaccine as follows – 76 Moderna, 81 Pfizer, 19 Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, and 10 unknown.

Warren County Health Services continues to see significant numbers of new COVID cases related to workplace exposures, household 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.

As the Delta variant of COVID 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 COVID spread continues in the community, Warren County Health Services continues to recommend:

  • Get a COVID 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.

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