Increased COVID-19 numbers are wakeup call, says Ulster Exec

KINGSTON – Ulster County is not immune to the rising cases of the coronavirus.

In the last 72 hours, the positivity rate has risen to three percent, said County Executive Patrick Ryan.

“These indicators, 2.98 percent positivity rate in the last 24 hours, 418 active cases, and 14 hospitalizations, all of these numbers harken back to the early days of the pandemic and what I think each of us should try to do as painful as it is, is remember how we were treating this and acting at the beginning of COVID when we knew how serious this was and we are seeing those effects,” he said.

Ryan said the statistics should be a wakeup call to keep the second wave of COVID-19 to a minimum.

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