Dutchess County reports one new death related to COVID-19 – Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dutchess County reported another COVID-19-related death on Saturday, February 26, bringing its pandemic total to 648, according to the county online COVID-19 dashboard.

Active cases in Dutchess County rose by one to 161 from 160 on Friday. Dutchess reported that there have been a total of 63,110 cases since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

Ulster County did not update its COVID-19 statistics on Saturday. According to the government’s online COVID-19 dashboard, there were 221 cases as of February 24, an increase from 215 the previous day.

The county reported no new deaths Thursday, leaving its pandemic total at 370.

Ulster said there were 36,787 confirmed cases of illness and 36,196 recoveries.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro released a statement on Saturday calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to lift the mask mandate in schools and preschools.

“CDC’s decision to classify Dutchess County as a low transmission area further reinforces the need for Governor Hochul to end the mask mandate, as we have urged,” Molinaro said in the statement. “Use of emergency powers is no longer appropriate, and Governor Hochul should lift her mask mandate in schools and daycares, beginning Monday.”

Molinaro encouraged those who want to continue wearing a mask to do so.

“It’s high time to move on,” the county executive said.

Dashboard figures do not include home test results not reported to health services.

Here are the latest local statistics on COVID-19:


Data as of Thursday, February 24 from State Department of Health.

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 4

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 10

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 2.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 7.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 4.

History of the pandemic

• Ulster County: 36,787 confirmed cases, 36,195 recoveries, 370 deaths.

• Dutchess County: 63,110 confirmed cases, 648 deaths.

Vaccination rate

New York Data online state vaccine tracking.

• Ulster County: 73.8% fully immunized, 80.9% with at least one dose of a two-dose schedule, 89% of the population aged 18 and over with at least one dose.

• Dutchess County: 68.6% fully immunized, 76.4% with at least one dose of a two-dose schedule, 85% of population 18 years and older with at least one dose.

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

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