New COVID-19 cases decline

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ALBANY – The number of new COVID-19 cases in the region declined on Thursday to 2,997, the State Health Department reported. That does not include those who tested positive with home kits.

There were also 18 additional deaths reported – one in Columbia County, two each in Rockland and Sullivan counties, three in Ulster, four in Dutchess, and six in Westchester.

Health officials continue to say the best way to prevent or minimize the effects of COVID-19 should you contract it, is to vaccinate and wear a mask.

COUNTY TOTAL POSITIVE NEW POSITIVE
     
Columbia 8,971 77
Delaware 6,843 56
Dutchess 59,464 318
Greene 7,793 64
Orange 100,108 653
Putnam 22,208 111
Rockland 87,553 360
Sullivan 16,901 160
Ulster 28,467 209
Westchester 236,807 989