Clifton Park

Third coronavirus case confirmed in Saratoga County; Clifton Park resident tests positive, county says


CLIFTON PARK – A Clifton Park resident has become the third confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Saratoga County, the county’s health department says.

The department made the announcement as Union College announced a staffer there had tested positive, though didn’t say what municipality that person resided in, and Albany County announced its first two cases there, including a UAlbany student.

In the Clifton Park case, Saratoga County officials described the person only as an adult resident of the town.

“The County Department of Public Health is continuing to investigate the circumstances of this case, including the point of origin and the individuals with whom the individual has come in contact,” the department said.

In the same release, the department said “the county is not experiencing community spread of the virus.”

The two previous individuals from Saratoga County who tested positive were announced over the weekend and tested positive March 7. They visited the VENT Fitness in Clifton Park March 5 for a 6 p.m. class, officials have said.

All who were in close proximity to those two individuals have been notified and given appropriate guidance, officials said. 

One of the two individuals who tested positive also worked as a pharmacist. Officials have alerted regarding individuals who worked in close proximity to him at the CVS, 653 Route 9, Gansevoort, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. Close proximity is defined as immediate coworkers and individuals who received counseling or immunizations from the pharmacist, officials said. 

Individuals who received prescriptions that day are considered to have a low risk of exposure. Those who also received medications handled by the pharmacist are also considered to have a low risk for exposure.

Anyone who has questions regarding COVID-19 should contact the state Department of Health Hotline at 1-888-364-3065, officials said. If an individual believes they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 they should contact their primary care physician to make an appointment.

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