COVID-19: Hudson Valley sees spike in cases as infection rate nears 5%


The positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley rose slightly over the weekend as New York faces the latest surge in new virus cases.

The seven-day average average percentage of positive tests reported in the region rose from 4.23% on Friday April 8 to 4.39% the next day before dropping slightly to 4.38% on Sunday April 10.

Statewide, the infection rate also continues to rise, from 3.73% to 4.17% during the same period.

Thirteen new virus-related deaths were reported in New York City on Monday, April 11, according to the Department of Health, including one in Orange County.

Other deaths were reported in Broome, Ontario, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Kings (two), Monroe (two) and Oswego (two) counties.

Seven-day average infection rates in the 10 regions of the state according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health on April 11:

  • Central New York: 11.15%;
  • Finger Lakes: 8.22%;
  • Western New York: 7.16%;
  • South landing: 6.63%;
  • Mohawk Valley: 5.83%;
  • Capital Region: 5.82%;
  • Northern countries: 5.82%;
  • Long Island: 4.62%;
  • Mid Hudson: 4.38%;
  • New York: 2.84%.

The seven-day average of cases per 100,000 population in each region is as follows:

Capital Region

  • April 8: 17.91 new cases;
  • Saturday April 9: 7:50 p.m. new cases;
  • April 10: 20.50 new cases.

NYC Center

  • April 8: 50.99 new cases;
  • April 9: 52.30 new cases;
  • April 10: 53.07 new cases.

Finger Lakes

  • April 8: 24.08 new cases;
  • April 9: 25.21 new cases;
  • April 10: 25.86 new cases.

Long Island

  • April 8: 16.90 new cases;
  • April 9: 20.51 new cases;
  • April 10: 22.72 new cases.

Hudson Valley

  • April 8: 50.99 new cases;
  • April 9: 52.30 new cases;
  • April 10: 53.07 new cases.

Mohawk Valley

  • April 8: 30.26 new cases;
  • April 9: 33.06 new cases;
  • April 10: 35.12 new cases.

New York City

  • April 8: 21.36 new cases;
  • April 9: 22.52 new cases;
  • April 10: 23.31 new cases.

Northern country

  • April 8: 22.81 new cases;
  • April 9: 23.53 new cases;
  • April 10: 23.80 new cases.

South level

  • April 8: 30.24 new cases;
  • April 9: 31.77 new cases;
  • April 10: 32.65 new cases.

Western New York

  • April 8: 17.52 new cases;
  • April 9: 18.09 new cases;
  • April 10: 19.42 new cases.

The latest breakdown of new and total COVID-19 cases in the Hudson Valley since the start of the pandemic:

  • Westchester: 195 new (252,947 since March 2020);
  • Orange County: 62 (107,193);
  • Rockland: 58 (92,841);
  • Dutch: 38 (64,288);
  • Ulster: 36 (32,002);
  • Putnam: 15 (23,793);
  • Sullivan: 11 (18,484).

The latest breakdown of COVID-19 deaths in the Hudson Valley as of April 11:

  • Westchester: 2,706;
  • Orange County: 948;
  • Rocheland: 891;
  • Dutch: 655;
  • Ulster: 361;
  • Sullivan: 129;
  • Putnam: 121.

Thirty-five 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 1,060 statewide, triggering a streak of less than 1 000 hospitalizations for several weeks.

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 86.4% are fully vaccinated.

The CDC said 89.8% of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose, with 76.4% completing the vaccination process.

As of April 11, 1,718,317 (231 new) first doses have been administered to Hudson Valley residents, while 1,509,246 (157 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 908,079 booster shots given, including 1,734 in the past 24 hours and 25,136 in the previous seven days.

“With Spring Break approaching and New Yorkers preparing to travel and reunite with loved ones, I encourage everyone to continue using the tools we know to help limit the spread of COVID- 19 and to keep you and those around you safe,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said. “Make sure you are up to date on your doses, including the second booster once you are eligible.

“Parents and guardians, make sure your children are fully immunized. Remember to get tested before you travel, and if you test positive, isolate yourself from others and talk to your doctor about treatments,” a- she continued. “We have made great strides in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and reducing our workforce, let’s continue to navigate this pandemic safely.”

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