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Posted on: April 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] **County/State COVID-19 Evening Update 4/29/20

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The County has provided a new data dashboard at their COVID-19 website.

From Saratoga County:

  • The Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services today announced that there are 342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 9 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.   .  
  • The Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services has unveiled a new data dashboard that will be updated each day with the most current information on COVID-19 cases in the county.  A link to the data dashboard can be found at the top of the Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services’ COVID-19 website, located here: 
    The data available includes:
    • A breakdown of cases and quarantines
    • Hospitalizations and deaths
    • Total positive cases by municipality
    • Graphs on daily and total confirmed cases

From New York State and Governor Cuomo: 

1. Elective outpatient treatments and surgeries can resume in 35 NY counties. Previously, I announced that the state will allow elective outpatient treatments to resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of a COVID-19 surge in the near term. The list of counties that have been approved is available here

2. New York State is now conducting an average of 30,000 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 per day. We have been working with the federal government to double New York’s testing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 tests per day over several weeks. We are about halfway to our goal. (For context, New York State is already testing more per capita than any other state — or country.) 

3. I have accepted the COVID-19 Maternity Task Force’s initial recommendations. Many pregnant women have expressed concern about giving birth in a traditional hospital setting during this pandemic. In response, NYS established a task force to look into alternative birthing centers and to research the effect of Coronavirus on pregnancy. The task force’s recommendations, released and adopted today, include increasing birthing site options, mandating testing for all pregnant patients, allowing doulas to be present during labor and delivery, and more. Read the task force’s full report. 



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