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Greene County adds three deaths, and tops 5,000 COVID-19 cases

Dec 02, 2021 6:33 am

Andrea Macko reports at Porcupine Soup that Greene County now has exceeded 5,000 COVID-19 cases. That means more than 10 percent of county residents have caught the contagious virus. Greene County also reported three more deaths from coronavirus on Nov. 29. So far, Greene County has had 5,027 cases and 87 deaths since pandemic rules began being implemented here in March, 2020. Columbia County, with a larger population, reports 6,107 cases and 106 deaths since March, 2020. Columbia County has reported that no one who was vaccinated has died there of COVID-19, but Greene County hides the vaccinations status of its deaths. Greene County officials did report that one of the people who died this week was in their early 30s, and the other two were in their 50s, all with comorbidities. The only major local hospital, Columbia Memorial in Hudson, began temporarily prohibiting visitors to its inpatient units this week, as case counts grow. “Keeping the number of people in the facility to a minimum will help protect our patients, staff, and community,” hospital officials said in a press release. In Greene County, 26,680 of 47,491 citizens are fully vaccinated. In Columbia County, 38,397 of 59,916 citizens have been fully vaccinated. Read more about this story at Porcupine Soup.