Schenectady County

Schenectady woman dies of COVID, youngest so far in the county

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A Schenectady County woman in her 30s died Wednesday after testing positive for COVID, authorities said.

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She is currently the youngest COVID fatality in the county, according to county officials

The woman’s death comes as the county remains in a substantially high-risk zone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to authorities, 164 people in the county have died from COVID.

She was among 15 other people who died in the state Wednesday, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The statewide pandemic death toll is at 43,202 as of Thursday afternoon. 

Schenectady County saw 36 new positive cases Wednesday.

The county, which reached over 100,000 people listed as fully vaccinated earlier this month, is continuing to have vaccination clinics throughout the county. A few upcoming clinics include:

  • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Mohawk Opportunities, 201 Nott Terrace.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Schenectady Central Park.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library, 99 Clinton St., Schenectady.

More upcoming clinics are listed at https://www.schenectadycounty.com/COVID19/vaccine

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