Dutchess County reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths as active cases continue to drop – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – The number of active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess County has continued to decline, although the county’s death toll has continued to rise, according to information posted on the COVID-19 Dashboard. from Dutchess County on Saturday, January 22.

Dutchess reported 1,896 active cases on Saturday, down 209 cases from 2,105 reported on Friday and 6,614 cases, or 77.7%, from the all-time high of 8,510 reported on January 8.

However, the county reported four additional deaths on Saturday, bringing the county’s death toll to 585 since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations, meanwhile, held steady at 141, according to the county’s dashboard.

Overall, the county has had 59,146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Ulster County does not update its COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend

On Friday, Ulster County announced its death toll had risen to 344 from 343 the previous day. It also said it had 7,150 active cases, down from 7,465 cases reported on Jan. 20 and a record high of 7,569 reported on Jan. 15.

According to the state hospitalization tracker, as of Saturday, 38 people were hospitalized in Ulster County with COVID-19.

Vaccination centers

A second cycle of the Vax to School scheme is launching next week for residents of Ulster County. The Ulster County Health Department will administer pediatric COVID vaccines to children aged 5 to 11, as well as the series of vaccines and boosters to children aged 12 and over in elementary and secondary schools in Ulster County .

The Vax to School POD schedule for pediatric and 12+ vaccines and boosters is as follows:

• Tuesday, January 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kerhonkson Elementary School, 30 Academy St., Kerhonkson
• Thursday, January 27, 3:30 to 6 p.m., Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Road, Accord
• Monday, January 31, 4-6 p.m. Grant D. Morse Elementary, 70 Harry Wells Road, Saugerties
• Tuesday, February 1, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Phenicia Primary School, 11 School Lane, Phenicia
• Thursday, February 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Marlboro High School, 50 Cross Road, Marlboro
• Monday, February 7, 4 to 6 p.m., Mount Marion Elementary, 744 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties


A second state-run COVID-19 testing site in Ulster County opened Thursday at SUNY Ulster at 491 Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge. The site will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The New Paltz Community Testing Site at the College Terrace Building is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit VaccinateUlster.com.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced Thursday that the county has received additional COVID-19 home testing kits and will distribute approximately 10,000 kits next week to residents, free of charge, at mass distribution sites in northern, eastern and central Dutchess County.

Among the sites are:

• The former JCPenney site (Poughkeepsie Galleria), lower level 2001 South Road, Sunday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6626 Route 9, Rhinebeck, Friday, January 28, 4-7 p.m.

Here are the other latest local statistics on COVID-19:


Data as of Friday, January 21 of the State Department of Health.

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 5.

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 33.

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 21.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 70.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 50.

Vaccination rate

Data as of Thursday, January 20 from New York State online vaccine tracker.

• Ulster County: 72.5% fully immunized, 80% with at least one dose of a two-dose schedule, 88.3% of the population aged 18 and over with at least one dose.

• Dutchess County: 67.2% fully immunized, 75.3% with at least one dose of a two-dose schedule, 84.1% of population 18 and older with at least one dose.

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

In schools

Here are the latest COVID case reports in area school districts.

• Kingston: a student from Chambers Elementary School; five students, one teacher at J. Watson Bailey Middle School; a member of John F. Kennedy’s staff; 10 students, one staff member at Kingston High; a student at Robert R. Graves.

• Highland: three pupils, one primary school staff member; four students from Highland Middle School.

• New Paltz: three students in middle school, three students and a teacher in high school

• Onteora: A high school student; a staff member from Phenicia Elementary School, a pupil from Reginald Bennett Elementary School, a pupil from Woodstock Elementary School

• Rondout Valley: Three students at Rondout High; a student from Rondout Valley Middle School; and two college students.

• Saugerties: a Morse Elementary student; a pupil of the Riccardi primary school; four students, one college staff member; 11 students, one staff in high school.

• Wallkill: two students from John G. Borden Middle School; five students from Leptondale Primary School; three students, one teacher at Ostrander Elementary; three students from Plattekill Elementary; two students, a teacher, a staff member from the school.

• Ellenville: Three students in elementary school and one student in high school.

• Marlboro: a primary school student; a high school student

• Pine Plains: two students from the Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center

• Red Hook: two students from Mill Road Middle School; one student, three students in high school.

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