Dutchess County reports one additional COVID-19 death as its active cases fall below 100 – Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Dutchess County reported Saturday one additional COVID-19 death bringing the pandemic total to 651, according to the government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The county reported that its active cases fell to 90 as of Thursday, down by 10 from 100 on Wednesday. It marked the first time active cased have fallen below 100 in the county since the middle of July 2021.

Dutchess County has recorded a total of 63,391 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic’s start in March 2020.

Ulster County’s COVID-19 dashboard website was not accessible Saturday.

As of Friday, the county reported there were 120 active cases, an increase of 18 from the 102 reported a day earlier.

The county said that it has had 37,102 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 36,628 recoveries since the pandemic began.

The dashboard numbers do not include home test results not reported to health departments.

Hospitalizations

Data as of Friday, March, 11, from the state Department of Health.

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 1.

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 4.

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 1.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 7.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 4.

Vaccination rates

Data from New York state’s online vaccine tracker.

• Ulster County: 74.1% fully vaccinated, 81.1% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 89.1% of 18+ population with at least one dose.

• Dutchess County: 68.9% fully vaccinated, 76.6% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 85.1% of 18+ population with at least one dose.

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

In the schools

Here are the latest reports of COVID cases in area school districts.

• Kingston: 1 teacher, 1 staff at Ernest C. Myer Elementary School.

• Saugerties: 1 staff at Cahill Elementary School, 2 students at Saugerties High School.

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