Death from COVID, Omicron variant reported in Warren County update on December 30

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WARREN COUNTY, NY (NEWS10) – Warren County Health Services regrets to report an additional death from COVID-19 of a Warren County resident. The resident was over 100 years old, died in hospital and had not been vaccinated. Authorities say this person lived at home.

Warren County Health Services and the Warren County Supervisory Board extend their deepest condolences to this person’s loved ones. Officials said the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) confirmed that the COVID-19 variant Omicron was responsible for three recent positive COVID tests in Warren County in the past 13 days, the first of these from a test sample that was taken on December 16.

NYSDOH randomly selects test samples to check for variants and has received reports on Omicron and Delta variants from recent positive test samples from Warren County. Warren County Health Services Director Ginelle is urging residents to keep the presence of this more communicable variant in mind and to take precautions if they plan to congregate in the coming days.

In addition, health services on Thursday reported 123 more cases of COVID-19, as well as 33 recoveries. Health Services is monitoring 730 active COVID cases as of Thursday.

Health services report that 13 residents of Warren County were hospitalized on Thursday. A vaccinated patient is critical. Five patients are seriously ill and the remainder with moderate illness. Four of the seriously ill people are not vaccinated. Overall, nine of the 13 hospitalized are not vaccinated.

The Warren County 7-day moving average for test positivity stood at 10.2% and the capital region rate at 10.4% on Thursday. Health Services reported Thursday that 2,202 of Warren County’s 46,751 fully vaccinated residents tested positive for COVID-19.

County Warren recommends that residents:

  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Do not go to work or school if you experience symptoms of illness and self-quarantine until you take a COVID test
  • Wear a mask and face covering in indoor public places
  • Those who are not vaccinated, including children under 12, should wear masks in all indoor public places
  • Wash your hands frequently and maintain social distancing
  • If diagnosed with COVID-19, please see a doctor or emergency care center to discuss treatment

Upcoming vaccination clinics:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 4, Warren County Civic Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Moderna reminder and first doses, Pfizer first dose. (Registration links displayed)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11, Warren County Civic Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Moderna booster shots. (Registration not yet open)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., vaccines TBD. (Registration not yet open)

More:

  • Local pediatricians have started offering clinics for their patients aged 5 to 11. New York State pharmacies and mass vaccination sites also offer pediatric vaccinations. Following details can be found on the Warren County website.
  • The Warren County vaccination team remains available for home vaccinations. Please call 518-761-6580 for details on vaccination protocols.

Parents and guardians can make appointments for their children on state mass immunization sites on the New York State website. Parents can also contact their child’s pediatrician, pharmacies, or other providers for information about vaccination and to make appointments.

Registration for clinics is compulsory and can be found on the Warren County website. Recall eligibility requirements can be found on the New York State website.

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