WGXC Weekend Coronavirus Report: 20200404
Apr 04, 2020 12:01 am
Click here to download or play the complete audio report of all the coronavirus news for the Catskills and Hudson Valley for Sat. April 4. Today's latest news: Columbia County now has 57 positive cases COVID-19 cases, and two deaths, as of April 3. There are now five people hospitalized, with two in the ICU. Columbia County has conducted 427 tests so far. There are 60 people under mandatory quarantine in Columbia County and 22 under precautionary quarantine. There are also nine suspected, but untested, cases. And 22 Columbia County residents have recovered from COVID-19. In Greene County there are now 27 positive cases in the towns of Windham, Durham, Greenville, Hunter, Cairo, Catskill, Athens, Coxsackie, and Halcott. Of those, 12 cases have been “discharged,” leaving 15 active positive cases in Greene County. There are also 79 people being self-monitored for exposure and 53 people have been released from quarantine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his daily press conference, again begged for more help from the federal government, but also more help from New York businesses. CLICK HERE TO PLAY EXCERPT. Rep. Antonio Delgado, a Democrat from Rhinebeck, held a Tele-Town Hall meeting about the coronavirus, with Assemblymember Chris Tague, a Republican from Schoharie. The first call he took was about how dairy farmers are dumping milk because of New York State laws against selling unpasteurized milk. CLICK HERE TO PLAY EXCERPT. Dr. Dennis McKenna, the CEO of Albany Med, explained during a press conference April 3 why the hospital was taking coronavirus patients from downstate. CLICK HERE TO PLAY EXCERPT.