Active COVID-19 cases tick up again in Ulster County; two deaths in Dutchess – Daily Freeman
Active COVID-19 cases tick up again in Ulster County;  two deaths in Dutchess – Daily Freeman

Active COVID-19 cases tick up again in Ulster County; two deaths in Dutchess – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – Ulster County on Thursday reported a further increase in its active COVID-19 case, according to the government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The county reported 98 COVID-19 active cases on Wednesday, March 16, up from 87 cases on Tuesday. That was 10 more than what was reported on Monday.

Ulster County reported no new deaths on Tuesday, leaving the total number at 372 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The county said it had had 37,249 confirmed cases of the virus and 36,779 recoveries since the start of the pandemic.

In Dutchess County, government COVID-19 dashboard reported Wednesday that active cases rose to 109 on Tuesday, March 15, up from 100 on Monday, March 14.

Dutchess County reported two new COVID-19 deaths from Tuesday, bringing the total to 653 since the pandemic began.

Dutchess County has recorded 63,478 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

The dashboard numbers do not include home test results that have not been reported to the health departments.

Admissions

Data from Tuesday, March 14 from State Department of Health..

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 2.

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 4.

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 1.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 8.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 1.

Vaccination rates

Data from Thursday, March 17 from New York state online vaccine tracker.

• Ulster County: 81.1% of the population of 178,599 with at least one dose; 74.1% with completed series; 62.9% of the eligible population with boosters.

• Dutchess County: 76.7% of the population of 293,718 with at least one dose; 69.1% with completed series; 62.9% of the eligible population with boosters.

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 J. Watson Bailey Middle School and George Washington Elementary School and one staff member at Crosby Elementary School.

• Onteora: One student each in high school and middle school and one student and one teacher at Phenicia Elementary School.

• Rondout Valley: A teacher at Kerhonkson Elementary School.

• Saugerties: One student each at Cahill Elementary School and Riccardi Elementary School.

• Wallkill: A high school student.

• Red Hook: And high school student.

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

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