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Warren County Health Services said Friday that the county’s test positivity rate has increased 77% over the past two weeks.

The health services added that the number of infections per day over the past two weeks had increased by 69%.

“In recent weeks, we have seen an unfortunate increase in COVID-19 infections in Warren County and our region, which we believe is linked to the spread of the more transmissible BA.2 variant of the novel coronavirus,” said Ginelle Jones, director. County Health Services, in a news release.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for the county is 3.9% Friday, according to the health department.

On Friday, the county confirmed 21 new cases, 10 of which resulted from home test results.

There have been 106 new cases in the past five days, county officials said.

There are still four county residents who are hospitalized due to COVID.

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Washington County

Washington County last updated its COVID data on Friday, March 25. At that time, they had 34 active cases of COVID with two county residents hospitalized.

The seven-day mobile positivity rate for the county is 2.4%, according to state data.

There were 12 positive COVID results out of 279 tests administered, Friday morning, according to state data.

Saratoga County

Saratoga County has 93 active COVID cases, according to the Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services.

According to county data, 10 county residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID.

The seven-day mobile positivity rate for the county is 3.5%, according to county public health departments.

Capital Region/Statewide

On Friday, there were 47 COVID patients in hospitals in the capital region, one less than Thursday’s report.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for the region is 3.7%, which is significantly higher than the statewide rate of 2.7%.

As of Friday morning, 226 people tested positive out of 5,141 tests administered across the region, according to state data.

Statewide, 3,882 tested positive out of 126,029 tests administered.

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