Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported last week in Putnam, which also saw more than 500 new cases confirmed across the county as the virus surges.
Putnam County officials reported 507 new cases in the latest data released by the Department of Health, bringing the total to 3,671 cases out of 92,281 COVID-19 tests administered since the virus started spreading in early March.
There are currently 15 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, and the county is monitoring 203 active cases. A total of 66 virus-related deaths have been reported in Putnam, up two from the last COVID-19 update from the Department of Health.
A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, according to the latest information released by the Department of Health on Monday, Dec. 14:
- Carmel: 1,329 (203 new);
- Southeast: 832 (114);
- Kent: 526 (69);
- Putnam Valley: 387 (60);
- Patterson: 380 (41);
- Philipstown: 217 (20).
A total of 205,250 COVID-19 tests were administered in New York on Sunday, Dec. 13, with 10,194 positive cases. The total infection rate across the state was at 4.96 percent.
The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New York climbed to 5,410, and there were 106 new virus-related deaths reported, bringing the total to 27,785 fatalities in the past nine months.
Since the pandemic began, 21,962 COVID-19 tests have been administered in New York, with 775,160 in total testing positive for the virus.
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