Schenectady County coronavirus update


Schenectady County has sent updated case numbers from Friday, the story has been changed to reflect those new numbers, including one new death.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – County Manager Rory Fluman hosted a Facebook Live event on Friday updating residents on the county response to coronavirus. Officials said Friday there have been 295 accumulative cases of the virus since testing began. Of those 295 cases, 89 people have made a full recovery.

There are 655 people in quarantine and 200 people in isolation and are showing symptoms. There have been 14 COVID-19 related deaths in the county. There are 28 people being treated in the hospital, this number includes patients that may not reside in Schenectady County.

Fluman says that in the Glendale Home, the county-run nursing home, there has not been a single case and the county is taking precautions to make sure the most vulnerable residents are protected.

County officials plan to hold a Facebook Live event every Friday to update residents. They will also be posting informational videos on the same Facebook page explaining important county processes.

Fluman said that updated numbers are expected Friday afternoon.

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