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The local coronavirus numbers keep getting worse

Nov 13, 2020 6:33 am
The were 29 more COVID-19 deaths in New York State announced Nov. 12, including one in Albany County and two in Rensselaer County. There were 18 new #COVID19hv cases announced Nov. 12 in Columbia County and seven new coronavirus cases announced in Greene County. In Albany County announced 77 new cases on Nov. 12. Schools in Hudson schools announced a positive test of a staff member at the Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School and Hudson Falls schools switched to all-remote learning due to COVID-19 cases. The Village of Chatham became the latest municipality to shut down its building and move back to all-online meetings, after the Town of Nassau and Columbia County earlier shut down their buildings to the public. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is perhaps the only bright spot among local institutions, with 80,000 tests since Aug. 1, and only 17 positive out of about 4,200 on campus this fall. As COVID-19 cases surge again in the Capital Region, the university's twice-weekly testing of all students is credited with keeping the infection rate on campus below one percent for any two-week period.