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COVID-19 cases continue to spread in Upper Hudson Valley

Oct 17, 2020 12:03 am
The latest uptick in coronavirus cases in the upper Hudson Valley continued on Oct. 16. There were 10 new COVID-19 cases in Greene County with three percent of those given tests coming back positive. After the Greene Correctional Facility, Catskill led the county with seven current positive cases. There were also five news cases announced Oct. 16 in Columbia County. Schenectady County reported eight new COVID-19 cases. Albany County saw COVID-19 cases jump by 21 and health officials warned of a possible coronavirus exposure at O’Slattery’s Irish Restaurant and Pub. In Rensselaer County, there were five new COVID-19 cases. Ulster County reported two new cases on Oct. 16. And while Dutchess County has 135 positive cases right now, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said Oct. 16 that recent COVID clusters at Marist College in Poughkeepsie and the Hedgewood Home for Adults in Beacon are both “progressing in the right direction." It is universally recognized among scientists and health officials that wearing a mask is the single best way to stop the spread of the virus. And that means when seeing family or friends, not just when going to the grocery store.