COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, including the United States. International health organizations continue to learn more about this virus, including development of vaccines.
Washington County’s Departments of Public Health and Public Safety in conjunction with County Administration are continuing to work closely with our state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to ensure we are as prepared as possible to keep Washington County safe and healthy.
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CASE STATUS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Currently, our Washington County Public Health professionals continue monitoring a number local residents (statistics shown below) who either reported close contact with a subject testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantined, or were tested accordingly for COVID-19.
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Case Status data updated: 04/12/2020, 4:42 PM
NOTES ON TODAY'S NEW CASES
Since yesterday's report, four new COVID-19 + cases were added / processed, there were ten new recoveries of active cases and three active cases remain hospitalized. One of today's new cases are related to active COVID-19 + cases / investigations and the remaining three cases are under investigation and currently identified as a "community" cases with unknown origin at this time. The Public Health Investigations and Contact Tracing efforts are still ongoing for today's new cases and new cases are continuing to come in and await processing.
STATE ISSUES UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR IN-PERSON SCHOOL
We are continuing to review the updated guidance issued late Friday by NYS DOH and will be meeting with all of our school partners later this week to continue our work together to strive to get as many of our youth back in school, in as healthy and safe a manner as possible. Our continued thanks all of our school partners and communities for their continued work in keeping our education facilities up and running with as much in-person instruction as possible.