The Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services today announced the most current stats* on COVID-19 in Saratoga County.
• Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 481
• Deaths: 16
• Recovered cases: 418
• Active cases: 48
• Hospitalizations: 6
• Total tested: 11,577
The Department confirmed the death of one more county resident from COVID-19 — a 69-year-old male from Halfmoon.
*Please note that the deaths, recovered cases and active cases, when added together, do not equal the total number of confirmed cases. That is because one of the previously reported deaths happened out of the state, but was never counted as a confirmed case within the county.
Facebook Live event
Officials from Saratoga County and community partners will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to answer questions from residents related to COVID-19. The hour-long event will be hosted on the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services Facebook page and feature:
• Gary Dake – President, Stewart's Shops
• Andrew Jarosh – Saratoga County Treasurer
• Frances Kelly, RN – Contact Tracer for Saratoga County
• Bruce Potter – Superintendent, Mechanicville City School District
Community members can submit questions in advance or view the stream here: https://www.facebook.com/SaratogaOES/
Antibody testing for food delivery and restaurant workers
As part of the Governor’s initiative for antibody sampling of essential workers, food delivery and restaurant workers will be offered the opportunity to receive free COVID-19 antibody testing conducted by the New York State Department of Health. The testing process takes approximately 15 minutes. No appointment is necessary.
Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SEFCU Arena (please enter via Western Avenue)
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222
The Capital Region remains on track for Phase Two re-opening on June 3. Guidance documents are available for those that are allowed to open during Phase One or Phase Two here: https://forward.ny.gov/ny-forward All businesses or entities must have plans in place to open safely and protect their employees and customers, and reopening safety plan templates can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/…/NYS_BusinessReopeningSafetyPl…
County Reopening Website
Remember to visit the County’s new COVID-19 reopening website, www.saratogacountyny.gov/county-reopening. The website will be updated regularly with information pertaining to when certain businesses may begin to reopen.
Data Dashboard enhanced
The dashboard now includes more comprehensive information and charts on positive cases. A link to the data dashboard, which is updated on weekdays, can be found at the top of the Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services’ COVID-19 website, located here.