From the City:
- Facebook Livestream Mental Health Series: Friday, April 17 • 10-11AM. Dr. Michael Patton, Superintendent of Saratoga Springs Schools, will join us to discuss the challenges that families and administrators face during COVID-19. We encourage interested participants to email questions to Teri.Wilson@Saratoga-Springs.org so we ensure all questions are addressed. Live questions will be accepted during streaming.
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From Governor Cuomo / New York State:
- For the first time since we began recording the data, the total number of hospitalizations has dipped down in New York State. We also saw a drop in the number of intubations for the second day in a row. That’s the good news; it shows that what we are doing is working. But the tragic news is that we lost 778 New Yorkers to this virus yesterday. The number of daily fatalities has been essentially flat — but at a horrifying rate. We mourn every New Yorker we’ve lost.
- I am calling for a fair federal stimulus bill for New York. Congress must appropriate an additional $500 billion specifically for states and territories to meet the states’ budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the unprecedented public health crisis. In the absence of this, states will have to confront the prospect of significant reductions to critical services, hampering public health and the economic recovery.
- Due to Coronavirus, there is a shortage of blood and blood donations are desperately needed. New York State is working with blood banks to ensure safe social distancing protocols are being followed. Learn how and where you can donate at ny.gov/donateblood.
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From the County:
The Saratoga County Department of Public Health today announced that there are 229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 15 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.
To date, the County has discharged 121 individuals from isolation. Of these individuals, 104 were confirmed positives and 17 were presumed positive. A total of 614 have been discharged from quarantine.
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