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Four Ulster County residents put themselves in isolation after China visit

Feb 11, 2020 12:56 am
A.J. Martelli reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal that four Ulster County residents have put themselves in isolation for two weeks following trips to China, in case they have been exposed to the new strain of coronavirus. There have been no reports of the coronavirus in the Hudson Valley at this time. “I can assure Ulster County residents that our Department of Health, working with the county Department of Emergency Management and the Office of the County Executive, will continue to monitor this situation closely,” said Ulster Health Commissioner Carol Smith in a release Feb. 10. “We have been in daily contact with the DOH and have taken all necessary precautions to avoid the spread of this disease into and within Ulster County.” The new version of the coronavirus has led to over 900 deaths, and at least 40,000 cases, mostly in China. So far, the only cases in the United States originated in China. Doctors recommend regularly washing hands to prevent the virus. Read more about this story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.