Your COVID-19 nightly update, from the state and county.
From Governor Cuomo:
New York State will stay on PAUSE through April 15th. That means the non-essential workforce is directed to continue to work from home until at least April 15th. We will re-evaluate every two weeks.
Pharmacies will now offer free home delivery to New Yorkers. After speaking with the state’s major pharmacy chains, pharmacies have agreed to offer free home delivery to help reduce long lines for prescriptions at their facilities.
The State’s Wadsworth Lab has developed a less intrusive COVID-19 test that will begin within a week. The new test is done through a saliva sample and a self-administered short nasal swab in the presence of a healthcare professional. The test will help conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, reduce potential exposure of the virus and allow the state to continue to test as many individuals as possible.
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UPDATE: COVID-19 Information for Saratoga County
March 29, 2020
Ballston Spa, NY — The Saratoga County Department of Public Health today announced that there are 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County at this time. Yesterday, Saratoga County reported 110 cases, but upon investigation, we learned that three of those individuals did not live within the county. There is one additional case of COVID-19 reported today. Of the 108 cases, there are 14 individuals hospitalized.
On Friday, March 27th, a 95 year old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19 passed away at Glens Falls Hospital.
There remains a limited availability of COVID-19 tests available in the region. The number of confirmed cases is not believed to accurately reflect the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the community. It is important that everyone continues to work together to ‘flatten the curve’ and take precautions to protect themselves.
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