The Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services today announced that there are 308 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 7 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.
From New York State and Governor Cuomo:
Here’s what else you need to know tonight:
1. Registered voters will automatically receive absentee ballot applications for the upcoming June 23 elections. No one should have to choose between their health and their civic duty. To that end, I am issuing an Executive Order mandating that the NYS Board of Elections automatically mail all registered voters postage-paid applications for an absentee ballot. This follows an earlier order allowing all New Yorkers to vote absentee in the June 23rd primary election. (In-person polling will still be an option.)
2. NYS launched a new texting program and confidential service to help New Yorkers experiencing domestic violence. Unfortunately, there has been a rise in domestic violence reports during this pandemic. Abuse victims are often closely watched by their abuser, making these tools needed. We want you to know: You are not alone and you do not have to stay in a dangerous situation. We will help you. Text 844-997-2121 or visit www.opdv.ny.gov to confidentially chat with a professional at any time of day or night.
3. New York State and Hip Hop Public Health have partnered together to remind you to wash your hands for "20 Seconds or More." In collaboration with DJ Doug E. Fresh and a crew of hip hop legends, Hip Hop Public Health has created a fun educational video teaching New Yorkers how to stay safe and stop the spread of Coronavirus. Watch the video here and learn more about the campaign here.
4. New COVID-19 hospitalizations remain mostly flat. Yesterday, there were 1,296 new COVID hospitalizations in the state, down slightly from 1,359 the day before. Unfortunately, these numbers remain stubbornly high and are a good reminder why we must keep taking precautions. Total hospitalizations fell yesterday to 14,258, from 15,021 the day before. Tragically, there were 422 COVID-19 fatalities yesterday, down from 438 the previous day.
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