Friday, June 12, 2020

Where Are the COVID-19 Cases Now?

The answer to the question posed in the title is: We don't know. Every Friday since April 10, the Columbia County Department of Health has released a breakdown of cases of COVID-19 by municipality and nursing home. Today, it did not. 

Granted there were only fourteen new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, and on three (not consecutive) days this week, there were no new cases at all. But there were five new cases on Wednesday and six new cases today. Since the priority now is to monitor the impact of reopening, shouldn't we be informed of where these new cases are?

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in Hudson and the area that are not taking the precautions seriously. In particular the adults and kids downtown, who walk, drive and hang out in groups with no masks on. I have even seen backyard parties with groups of people and no masks. The corner stores on lower Warren always have someone in there with no mask on, it's so prevalent, they look at people wearing them like they have a problem. Usually the owners have masks, but sometimes not. Didn't we just read about young woman in her 20s in the UK with no preexisting conditions who caught the virus and it ate away her lungs so badly she needed a double lung transplant? People think this is a joke, all it takes is one person with the virus to get into a crowd and they all will have it. NY went through a lot of trouble to contain this pandemic and now this is the behavior? How are people supposed to open stores and put their employees and themselves at risk for people who have no concern for their health or anyone elses? Stores do not have to let anyone inside without a mask. At the bare minimum this should be required.