Community level of COVID-19 still low in the region

Community level of COVID-19 still low in the region

Warren County Health Services reported 13 new COVID cases Thursday, including five home tests.

Nine cases were reported on Wednesday and a total of 93 new cases between November 15 and November 21. Twenty-two of the cases came from home testing.

Hospitalizations rose to nine on Thursday. Glens Falls Hospital reported a total of 20 COVID patients, including one in intensive care on Wednesday.

The seven-day mobile positivity rate was 4.1% on Thursday.

The next Warren County COVID Vaccine Booster Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday and required registration can be completed on the Warren County website.

For the CDC’s latest “COVID-19 Community Level” update on Nov. 17, Warren County was considered to have low community levels.

The COVID-19 community level is calculated using three pieces of information – how many people with the virus were admitted to local hospitals in the past week; how many local hospital beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients; and how many new COVID-19 cases the county had last week, according to the CDC’s website. The level of COVID-19 transmission is the rate of new cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 people.

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Warren County had high transmission levels as of Nov. 16, according to the CDC’s website.

Washington County

Washington County’s latest COVID update was Nov. 18, with 37 active COVID cases and three residents in hospital.

“The CDC’s ‘Community Level of COVID-19’ for Washington County is currently low, our CDC’s ‘Community Transmission Level’ of COVID-19 is currently substantial – we continue to see a steady stream of new cases reported throughout of the week and strongly encourage everyone to continue to be vigilant for signs, symptoms, and take appropriate steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” the county’s latest report reads.

The substantial level means the county has added at least 50 new cases in the past seven days.

According to statewide data, only five positive tests were confirmed of the 147 test results reported in the county on Wednesday.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate was 3.2%.

Statewide

Of the 52,903 test results reported statewide, 3,709 new COVID cases were identified Wednesday.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate was 5.9%.

Jana DeCamilla is a writer covering Moreau, Queensbury, Warren County and Lake George. She can be reached at 518-903-9937 or jdecamilla@poststar.com.

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