KINGSTON, N.Y. — New cases of COVID-19 spiked dramatically in Ulster and Dutchess counties over the weekend, with the number of cases increasing by double digits in both counties.
Ulster County on Monday also reported its second death in the past week from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of county residents to die from COVID-19 to 267. The last death from COVID-19 in Ulster County was reported on July 20.
On its COVID-19 dashboard Monday, Ulster County reported 31 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 97 from the 66 reported on Friday. The number of active cases in Ulster County peaked at 2,622 on Jan. 30.
Duthess County, meanwhile, reported 38 new cases on its dashboard Monday, bringing the total number of active cases in the county to 166. The number of active cases in Dutchess county peaked at 2,576 on Jan. 16.
Latest positivity rates
• Dutchess County: 1.72%
• Ulster County: 3.3 %.
• Dutchess County: 29,748 confirmed cases, 447 deaths. (No new deaths were reported Monday.)
• Ulster County: 15,379 confirmed cases, 15,015 recoveries, 267 deaths. (One new death was reported Monday.)
• Ulster County: 59.49% fully vaccinated, 64.8% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 74.6% of 18+ population with at least one dose.
• Dutchess County: 54.13% fully vaccinated, 59.6% with at least one dose of a two-dose regimen, 69.5% of 18+ population with at least one dose.
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