Ulster County records 11 COVID-19 deaths in three days, but active cases drop dramatically – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – The COVID-19 deaths of three more people this week in Ulster County brought the three-day death toll to 11, according to a government release Wednesday. online coronavirus dashboard.

Ulster County said on Wednesday that deaths from COVID-19 had reached a total of 355 since the pandemic began in March 2020, three more than was reported the previous day. The county reported Tuesday that four more people have died from the disease. As of Monday, the county had reported four more deaths.

But the county on Wednesday reported another significant single-day drop in active COVID-19 cases from 6,311 to 5,782, a drop of 529.

The county’s peak number of active cases was 7,569 on Jan. 15.

Dutchess County also reported a single-day increase in its death toll from 590 to 594 on Wednesday. The county recorded seven deaths in three days.

Vaccination

The first of four recently announced vaccination events will take place at the Center for Creative Education, located at 16 Cedar Street in Kingston, on Sunday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In Saugerties, a vaccination site will be set up from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Grant D. Morse Elementary School, 70 Harry Wells Road; 4-6 p.m. at Mount Marion Elementary School, 744 Glasco Turnpike, Mondays. February 7; and 4-6 p.m. at Saugerties Senior High School, 310 Washington Ave. Monday, February 28.

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

Free test kits

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced on Wednesday that the county will hold three more free at-home test kit distribution events: at Canteen Field in Pavilion Street, Saugerties on Friday, January 28, from 3 p.m. 5 p.m.; at Highland High School, 320 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, on Monday, January 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and at Ellenville High School, 28 Maple Ave., Ellenville, on Thursday, February 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the event will have 2,000 home testing kits available to Ulster County residents, with one kit per car.

“Our first two distribution events allowed us to deliver more than 50,000 home COVID-19 test kits to the community at a time when it is essential to make informed decisions to protect our families,” said the director of the county, Pat Ryan, in a statement. “As we see the number of positive cases finally starting to come down, we know that testing, mask-wearing and booster vaccinations help keep our community safe and our schools and businesses open. .”

Here are the latest local statistics on COVID-19.

Active cases

• Ulster County: 5,782 reported for January 25, down 529 from previous day. (The peak was 7,569 on January 15).

• Dutchess County: 1,643 reported for January 24, down 246 from yesterday’s report of 1,889 (peak was 8,510 on January 8).

Hospitalizations

Data as of Tuesday, January 25 of the State Department of Health.

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 3.

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 36.

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 19.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 85.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 51.

History of the pandemic

• Ulster County: 34,685 confirmed cases; 28,548 recoveries.

• Dutchess County: 60,535 confirmed cases; 58,298 recoveries.

Vaccination rate

Data as of Tuesday, January 25 of the New York State’s online vaccine tracker.

• Ulster County: 72.58% fully immunized, 80.1% with at least one dose of a two-dose schedule, 88.4% of the population aged 18 and over with at least one dose.

• Dutchess County: 67.3% fully immunized, 75.5% with at least one dose of a two-dose schedule, 84.2% of population 18 years and older with at least one dose.

In schools

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

• Kingston: a student at Ernest C. Myer Elementary School, George Washington Elementary School and M Clifford Miller Middle School; two students, one teacher at Crosby Elementary School; a teacher at Harry L Edson Elementary School; one student, a staff member from J. Watson Bailey Middle School; and 12 high school students.

• Highland: Two high school staff and five middle school students.

• Onteora: A student at Woodstock High School and Elementary School.

• Rondout Valley: A student at Kerhonkson Elementary School, Marbletown Elementary School, Rondout Valley High School and Middle School.

• Saugerties: a pupil at Morse primary school and Riccardi primary school; two college students and three high school students.

• Wallkill: Two students each at John G. Borden Middle School and High School.

• Ellenville: Two students and two elementary school staff.

• Marlboro: one student in high school and middle school and two students in elementary school.

• Pine Plains: Three students each at the Seymour Smith Middle Learning Center and Junior/Senior High School and one staff member at the High School.

• Red Hook: two students at Linden Avenue Middle School, Mill Road Middle School and Mill Road Elementary School and one student at Secondary School.

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