The Hudson Valley continues to see an increase in new COVID-19 infections as the region and state continue to see the positive infection rate climb after plateauing following the winter surge of the virus.
Over the past week, the region’s seven-day average positive COVID-19 infection rate has risen from 2.27% on Monday March 21 to 2.33% of those tested on Monday March 28, according to the latest update from the State Department. of health.
The increase marks the fourth straight day that Long Island has seen its infection rate climb.
Statewide, the positivity rate is also increasing, from 1.78% to 2.43% during the same period.
Nine new virus-related deaths were reported in New York City, according to the Department of Health, including one in Westchester, although the death toll remained stable in the rest of the Hudson Valley.
Seven-day average infection rate across the state’s 10 regions according to the latest update from the Department of Health on Tuesday, March 29:
- New York City Center: 9.11% (down 0.03% from previous day);
- Mohawk Valley: 3.83% (up 0.10%);
- Southern tier: 3.61% (up 0.16%);
- Capital Region: 3.44% (up 0.06%);
- Finger Lakes: 3.04% (up 0.06%);
- North Country: 2.94% (down 0.13%);
- Long Island: 2.54% (up 0.08%);
- Mid Hudson: 2.33% (up 0.04%);
- Western New York: 2.33% (up 0.10%);
- New York: 1.80% (up 0.05%).
The number of new reported cases is also slightly increasing. Seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 population in each region:
- Central New York: 48.65 new cases (compared to 46.46 the day before);
- South landing: 23.65 new cases (against 22.54 the day before);
- Mohawk Valley: 18.60 new cases (compared to 17.37 the day before);
- New York: 15.02 new cases (compared to 14.48 the day before);
- Northern countries: 15.00 new cases (against 15.51);
- Capital region: 13.15 new cases (compared to 12.61 the day before);
- Mid Hudson: 12.67 new cases (against 11.81 the day before);
- Finger Lakes: 12.47 cases (compared to 11.76 the day before);
- Long Island: 11.66 new cases (compared to 11.05 the day before);
- Western New York: 9.69 new cases (compared to 9.42 the day before).
The latest breakdown of new and total COVID-19 cases in the Hudson Valley since the start of the pandemic:
- Westchester: 134 new (249,795 since March 2020);
- Orange County: 36 (106,270);
- Ulster: 26 (31,557);
- Rockland: 32 (92,011);
- Dutch: 19 (63,766);
- Putnam: 14 (23,530);
- Sullivan: 3 (18,324).
The latest breakdown of COVID-19 deaths in the Hudson Valley as of March 29:
- Westchester: 2,702;
- Orange County: 945;
- Rocheland: 891;
- Dutch: 655;
- Ulster: 360;
- Sullivan: 129;
- Putnam: 121.
Twenty-four new COVID-19 patients were admitted from New York hospitals in the past 24 hours as the number of people being treated for the virus rose to 845 statewide.
The number of hospitalized patients in New York is now stable at less than 1,000 for the 11th consecutive day.
In the Hudson Valley, there are a total of 64 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 29 of whom were admitted due to the virus or complications related to the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 95% of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.1% are fully vaccinated.
The CDC said 89.5% of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose, with 76.1% completing the vaccination process.
As of March 29, 1,713,506 (298 new) first doses have been administered to Hudson Valley residents, while 1,504,114 (336 new) have completed the process, both among the highest rates in the l ‘State.
In the Hudson Valley, there have also been a total of 870,567 booster shots given, including 634 in the past 24 hours and 5,485 in the previous seven days.
“As we continue to closely monitor an increase in cases, especially in central New York, I want to remind New Yorkers that the vaccine and booster are our best tools to move forward safely in this pandemic.” , said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
“Now is the time to stay alert, so please get fully vaccinated and boost yourself as soon as you can. If you feel sick, get tested and limit your exposure to others. If you test positive, talk to a doctor about treatments immediately.”
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