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Schenectady County COVID-19 Community Update

May 14, 2021

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New Information:

Positive Cases: 12,972* (lab-confirmed)

Current Lab-Confirmed Positives: 147

New Positives: 24*

Daily Positivity Rate: 1.2%**

7-Day Average Positivity Rate: 1.6%**

Hospitalizations at Ellis: 17 (includes all hospitalizations, regardless of county of residence)***

People Under Investigation Currently Hospitalized at Ellis: 2***

Capital Region Hospital Capacity:

7-Day Rolling Average Total Hospital Beds % Available: 30%****

7-Day Rolling Average ICU Beds % Available: 19%****

Quarantines (potentially exposed): 232

Isolations: 204 (includes lab-confirmed positives, presumed positives and hospitalized positives; see CDC definition below)

Recoveries: 12,382 (includes only lab-confirmed positive recoveries)

Sadly, 158 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

Click here for CDC definitions of isolation and quarantine.

*Information is from NYS COVID-19 Tracker

**Information is from New York Forward website

***Hospitalizations include anyone admitted to Ellis Hospital who has tested positive for COVID-19, not just Schenectady County residents

****Information is from NY Forward Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine Doses:

Daily number 1st dose vaccines administered by SCPHS (previous 24 hours): 17

Total 1st dose vaccines administered by SCPHS: 14,456

Demographic and other COVID-19 data is available on the Schenectady County Dashboard and Mobile Version

County Office Building

The Schenectady County Office Building is open to walk-in service. Masks are required, social distancing and other public health precautions will be in place. 

Due to limited space and social distancing guidelines, appointments will still be required for the County Clerk’s Office. Appointments can be made at

What You Can Do

In an effort to reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of COVID-19, residents are urged to take the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating. If not available, use hand sanitizer with minimum 60 percent alcohol content;
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; Stay home unless you have an urgent need to be out;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If not available, sneeze or cough into your elbow; and
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.