More COVID-19 deaths in Columbia, Dutchess counties
The Times Union reports two COVID-19 deaths this week from unvaccinated Columbia County residents under the age of 60. Currently, there are more coronavirus cases in Columbia County since the days when only a few people were vaccinated. "I think that’s a function of people doing their summer get-togethers and the contagiousness of the delta variant," Columbia County Health Director Jack Mabb said. "It’s also the case that the majority of the positives are still among the unvaccinated." Meanwhile, the Daily Freeman reports that Dutchess County announced another coronavirus death on Sept. 7, the eighth in six days. There have been 26 coronavirus deaths there since the beginning of August. Between May and August Dutchess County reported just five deaths. In Ulster County, the city of Kingston is now holding its public meetings online only due to the growing number of coronavirus cases. Ulster County reported 48 new COVID-19 cases Sept. 6. Greene County, with a much smaller population, announced 41 new cases Sept. 7. Albany County, with a much larger population than Greene County, announced 48 more cases Sept. 8.