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Many new COVID-19 cases in upper Hudson Valley

Oct 04, 2020 6:33 am
There has been a small outbreak of coronavirus cases in Greene County this week with the Greenville Central School District reporting its first COVID-19 case on Oct. 2, and the total number of cases in Greene County up from five to 13, between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. And on Oct. 1, the Greene County Office Building in Catskill was closed until Oct. 5 after a building and grounds employee there tested positive. Greene County did not announce any COVID-19 information on Oct. 3, but Columbia County announced two new cases, for 14 active in total. Albany County announced Oct. 2 that it has 23 new COVID cases. Rensselaer County reported six new cases and three hospitalizations, including one in intensive care on Oct. 2. Meanwhile, local politicians reacted to the news that the president of the United States caught COVID-19 and was taken to a military hospital. Rep. Antonio Delgado, a Democrat from Rhinebeck, posted on his campaign's social media accounts, “Wishing the President and First Lady a fast and full recovery as they battle this terrible virus. No one is immune from this pandemic and we must be diligent in protecting and caring for ourselves and those around us.”