Omicron variant represents 95 percent of viruses circulating statewide

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ALBANY – Another 1,474 people in the Hudson Valley/Catskills region tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the State Health Department said. There was one death, in Westchester County.

The Omicron variant now represents more than 95 percent of the viruses in circulation statewide.

COUNTY TOTAL POSITIVES NEW POSITIVES
Columbia  11,012 33
Delaware 8,400 31
Dutchess 67,948 178
Greene 9,226 26
Orange 112,563 213
Putnam 25,255 73
Rockland 97,188 147
Sullivan 19,503 54
Ulster 34,392 96
Westchester 268,354 643

 

Earlier this week, Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman noted that persons who test positive with at-home antigen rapid tests are not reflected in the state statistics.