Putnam County and Putnam Hospital are working together to produce a daily COVID-19 dashboard with complete local data about the epidemic, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced.
“Our daily dashboard already includes the number of positive COVID-19 tests in Putnam, by town, gender and age of those affected,” Odell said. “Now that Putnam Hospital is sharing its information with the county, we will also be able to include hospital admissions and more. We want the public to have as complete a picture as possible of the local impact of the coronavirus epidemic.”
We urge residents to stay home, stay safe and help flatten the curve to ease the burden on the health care system, said Peter Kelly, president of Putnam Hospital.
“We hope that by sharing hospital data with the Putnam County Health Department on a daily basis, we will show the community how important it is to follow these urgent guidelines,” Kelly said. “This is for everyone’s benefit.”
The dashboard will be posted daily to the county website at www.putnamcountyny.com/covid19/. Any questions about the data provided by Putnam Hospital Center, should be directed to the hospital, not the county.