118 new cases reported in Warren County COVID update for January 1st

WARREN COUNTY, NY (NEWS10) – As of Saturday, January 1, Warren County has reported 118 new COVID-19 cases and 98 cures since Thursday. The county is currently monitoring 841 active cases.

Eighteen residents of Warren County are hospitalized from Saturday, Jan. 1, an increase of two from Friday. Six patients are critically ill and the rest have a moderate illness. Three are moderately ill outside a hospital. Five of the critically ill are unvaccinated.

Health service reports Overall, 14 of the 18 hospitalized are unvaccinated. Officials say the highly transmissible Omicron variant has been confirmed in recent cases in Warren County and is thought to be responsible for the recent significant increase in infections.

As of Friday, 50,473 residents of Warren County (78.5% of the county’s population) have received their first vaccine doses, and 46,880 have been fully vaccinated. 72.9% of Warren County residents have completed a vaccination series compared to the state average of 69.7%. 87.9% of Warren County residents 18 years and older have received at least one dose.

Health officials said 1,427 Warren County children 11 or younger (31.3% of the population compared to the state average of 29.4%) have received a first vaccine dose. Warren County’s rolling 7-day average of new cases is 102 from Saturday.

Warren County officials are asking residents to follow the guidelines for the mask in New York if they go to public places that do not have vaccine mandates. If you are planning to attend a holiday gathering in the coming days, consider using quick home test kits to check for premature or asymptomatic infections.

Warren County recommends residents:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose as soon as you are eligible.
  • Do not go to work or school if you feel symptoms of illness and quarantine yourself until you get a COVID test
  • Wash hands frequently and keep social distance
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, consult a physician or emergency department to discuss treatment

Upcoming vaccination clinics

  • Tuesday, January 4, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Modern booster and first doses, Pfizer first dose. (Registration links have been posted)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Modern Booster Doses. (registration not yet open)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, Warren County Municipal Center, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., vaccines to be determined. (registration not yet open)

In addition, the New York State mass vaccination site at Aviation Mall has reopened, and Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, including booster and pediatric vaccines, are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. More details can be found on the health.ny.gov website.

The New York State Mass Vaccination Site at the Aviation Mall in Queensbury has reopened as a vaccine and test site. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, including boosters and pediatric vaccines, are offered. More details can be found on Warren County’s website.

Parents and guardians can make appointments for their children at the state’s 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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