KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County reported 38 active cases active COVID-19 cases on Monday, down from the 44 last reported on Friday, according to the government’s online coronavirus dashboard.
It is the lowest number of reported active cases in Ulster County since March 22, 2020.
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The county reported 47 active cases on Saturday and 45 on Sunday.
Out of 535 Ulster County residents most recently tested for COVID-19, two came up positive, according to the dashboard. The positivity rate for Ulster County is 0.4.
Ulster County also reported Monday a total of 15,184 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began locally in March 2020. The county has seen 264 deaths and 14,882 recoveries from the illness.
Dutchess County on Monday reported no new active cases of COVID-19, leaving the total at 120 reported Sunday.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-related illness in Dutchess remained at five, one less than what was reported Sunday.
No additional COVID-related deaths were reported. The total number of deaths in Dutchess County since the pandemic struck locally in March 2020 remains at 445.
There have been 29,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dutchess County since March 2020, and the county said its latest seven-day rolling average of positive test results is 0.61%.
As of Monday, 108,113 Ulster County residents — 60.5 percent of the county’s population of 178,599 — had received at least one dose of a two-dose vaccine regime, according to the state’s online vaccination tracker. The number of fully vaccinated residents rose to 95,267 or 53.3% of the population.
The state said that 70.3% of residents 18 and older have received at least one shot.
The vaccination rates in Dutchess County as of Sunday were 162,690, or 55.4% of the population, with at least one dose, and 140,451 fully vaccinated or 47.8% of Dutchess residents, according to the state.
The state also said that 65.2% of residents 18 and older have received at least one shot.
Ulster County’s main vaccination center, in the former Best Buy store at Hudson Valley Mall in the town of Ulster, now serves as a walk-site from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, offering the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as well as the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. (Appointments for other times can be made online at vaccinateulster.com).
Other walk-in vaccination clinics in Ulster County are scheduled as follows:
• Tuesday, June 8, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., The People’s Place, 17 St. James St., Kingston (Pfizer).
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