Active COVID-19 cases rise in Ulster County but far below pandemic a month ago – Daily Freeman
Active COVID-19 cases rise in Ulster County but far below pandemic a month ago – Daily Freeman

Active COVID-19 cases rise in Ulster County but far below pandemic a month ago – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – Ulster County reported another rise in one-day active COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the government’s online coronavirus dashboard.

The county said Wednesday it had 299 active cases, an increase of 27 from the previous day’s report of 272. Still, it is far down from the pandemic’s highest on January 15 of 7,569 active cases.

The county reported no new deaths on Tuesday, leaving the pandemic total of 367.

In total, there have been 36,395 confirmed cases of the disease since the pandemic began in March 2020. There have been 35,729 cures.

Dutchess County reported two more COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 643 since the pandemic began, according to amts COVID-19 dashboard.

However, active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess County dropped to 241 of the 283 reported a day earlier, or 42 fewer cases.

Dutchess said it has had 62,776 confirmed cases of the disease.

Here are the latest locals COVID-19 Statistics.

Admissions

Data from Monday, February 14 from State Department of Health.

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 6.

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 16.

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 4.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 17.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 14.

Vaccination rates

Data from Wednesday, February 16 from New York state online vaccine tracker.

• Ulster County: 73.5% fully vaccinated, 80.8% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 88.9% of the population of 18+ with at least one dose.

• Dutchess County: 68.3% fully vaccinated, 76.2% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 84.8% of the population over 18 with at least one dose.

Agreements: vaccinateulster.com, bit.ly/dut-vax, bit.ly/ny-vaxme.

In schools

Here are the latest reports from COVID cases in area school districts.

• Kingston: One student each at Ernest C. Myer Elementary School and J. Watson Bailey Middle School; and a teacher at M. Clifford Middle School.

• Highland: Every student in elementary and middle school.

• New Paltz: A middle school teacher.

• Onteora: One student each at middle school and Reginald Bennett Elementary School.

• Rondout Valley: One middle school staff.

• Saugerties: One student each at Morse Elementary School and Mount Marion Elementary School; three students, a staff at Cahill Elementary School; and five students, a high school staff.

• Wallkill: A student in high school.

• Ellenville: One student each in elementary school and high school.

• Pine Plains: A student at the Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center.

• Red Hook: A student, a middle school employee, and a high school student.

For online local coverage related to coronavirus, go to dailyfreeman.com/tag/coronavirus.

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