Active coronavirus cases take another steep decline in Ulster – The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. Ulster County reported another steep decline in active COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the governments coronavirus online dashboard.

During a Facebook live stream briefing on Thursday, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said he was encouraged by the active case downward trend.

However, he also continued the push for vaccinations and mask-wearing, the two primary ways to prevent the spread of the delta variant.

Ryan said that there were 14 Ulster County residents hospitalized with the disease, with two of them in intensive care units. That number, he said, is one more than what he reported on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Ryan said that the county is awaiting word from federal officials on just how to proceed with booster shots. However, he said, the county is prepared to administer those shots at the former Best Buy store at the Hudson Valley mall where a vaccination center has been set up.

Here are the latest local COVID-19 statistics.

Ulster County: 516 reported Thursday down 60 from the previous day. (Peak was 2,622 on Jan. 30.)

Dutchess County: 659 reported Thursday, unchanged from the previous day. (Peak was 2,576 on Jan. 16.)

Ulster County: 3%.

Dutchess County:3.792%

Pandemic history

Ulster County: 17,966 confirmed cases, 17,173 recoveries, 277 deaths. (No new deaths reported Thursday.)

Dutchess County: 33,770 confirmed cases, 34 hospitalizations, 484 deaths. (No new death reported Thursday.)

Vaccination rates

Statistics are as of Thursday, according to New York states online vaccine tracker.

Ulster County: 64.1% of the population fully vaccinated, 70.9% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 81% of the 18-and-older population with at least one dose.

Dutchess County: 59% fully vaccinated, 66.1% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 76.3% of the 18+ population with at least one dose.

COVID cases in school districts:

Kingston: One student at J. Watson Bailey MiddleSchool, M. Clifford Miller School and Kingston High School.

Saugerties: One student at Grant D. Morse Elementary School.

New York state did not update Thursday its COVID-19 Report Card.

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

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