May 14, 2021
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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
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 https://scncountyclerk.as.me/schedule.php.
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.