After weeks of seeing zero or one COVID-19-related deaths, Putnam health officials reported six new fatalities in the last week as the county contends with hundreds of new cases.
Putnam County officials reported 643 new cases in the last week in the latest data released by the Department of Health, bringing the total to 6,301 cases out of 128,488 COVID-19 tests administered since the virus started spreading in early March last year.
The six new virus-related deaths brought the total to 74.
There are currently 25 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, and the county is monitoring 451 active cases.
A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County, according to the latest information released by the Department of Health on Wednesday, Jan. 20:
- Carmel: 2,321 (261 new);
- Southeast: 1,310 (100);
- Kent: 812 (74);
- Putnam Valley: 724 (75);
- Patterson: 590 (61);
- Philipstown: 544 (72).
Statewide, a total of 1,258,087 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of 29.34 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 33,224 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
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