COVID numbers slightly decrease in Mid-Hudson region

The positivity rate is now sitting at 3.16%. That's down from 3.25% on Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2021, 11:07 AM

Updated 1,068 days ago

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There has been a slight decrease in the infection rate in the Mid-Hudson region, according to the governor's office.
The positivity rate is now sitting at 3.16%. That's down from 3.25% on Saturday.
Sadly, one new death was reported in Orange County.
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Westchester County reported the highest amount of new cases in the Hudson Valley on Sunday and almost all those infections in the region share one thing in common. "It's very concerning that the numbers in testing positive continue to increase, and 95% of those individuals that have tested positive for coronavirus are unvaccinated," says Westchester Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins.
The county is encouraging students to get the COVID-19 shot before the semester starts. There are now two free vaccine clinics in Yonkers and White Plains for all back-to-school immunizations.


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