Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Putnam last week as the county creeps closer to 100 fatalities since the pandemic began.
Putnam County officials reported 544 new cases in the last week in the latest data released by the Department of Health, bringing the total to 6,845 total cases out of 135,608 COVID-19 tests administered since the virus started spreading in early March last year.
The new virus-related deaths brought the total to 76. This is the second straight week the county has reported multiple COVID-19 fatalities after seeing weeks of zero or one death weekly for months.
There are currently 20 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, and the county is monitoring 414 active cases.
A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, according to the latest information released by the Department of Health on Tuesday, Jan. 26:
- Carmel: 2,544 (223 new);
- Southeast: 1,389 (79);
- Kent: 883 (71);
- Putnam Valley: 780 (56);
- Patterson: 644 (54);
- Philipstown: 605 (61).
Statewide, a total of 1,338,990 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of 30.76 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 34,242 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
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