Local counties announce more COVID-19 cases
Paul Kirby reports in the Daily Freeman that two more Dutchess County residents have died from COVID-19, the county announced Oct. 4. That makes 492 since the pandemic began, and 27 coronavirus-related deaths since the beginning of September after having only 22 during all of June, July, and August. Albany County also reported another COVID-19 death on Oct. 5, a resident in their 50s and the county’s 407th since the pandemic began. Columbia County reported 19 new coronavirus cases on Oct. 4. Columbia County Health Department's Tuesday vaccination clinics from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Human Services Building at 325 Columbia St. are now by appointment only. Call (518) 828-3358, option #4, to make an appointment. Ulster County reported 24 more cases Oct. 4 than it had on Oct. 1. Greene County did not report any COVID-19 information on Oct. 4, but on Sept. 30 had 27 new cases, and on Oct. 1 announced 15 new cases.