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Press Release

Publish Date: 12/4/2020

For Immediate Release: Executive Details Rising Covid Numbers

Urges Caution, Social Distancing

FONDA--Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort announced today that the county had the highest number of new daily Covid-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic with 39.

“New daily positive cases are increasing tremendously,” Ossenfort said. “The number of new positives on Dec. 1 was 13, Dec. 2 was 14 and then in the last two days it jumped to 24 new positive cases Dec. 3 and 39 new positive cases as of 9 a.m. this morning. Clearly, we are seeing a climb and we urge the public to be cautious, continue hand-washing and safe social distancing practices. We need to remain vigilant.”

Covid-19 cases have seen a sharp increase recently rising from an average of 7 new cases per week to 90 new positive cases in a week as of Monday.  

Executive Ossenfort said given the recent spike in cases the county’s Public Health Department is focused on testing and tracing. He urges that any complaints regarding businesses or stores be directed to the New York Pause hotline at 1-833-789-0470.

County officials will update the public Monday at 1 p.m. via Facebook at @MontgomeryCoNY.