Confusion and Delay Reign as Vaccine Eligibility Expands

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Saturday, January 9 through Monday, January 11. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE 13,714 new cases yesterday203,904 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 6.73%169 deaths yesterday8,645 hospitalizations (1,426 in ICUs)New York State coronavirus…

Confusion Over ‘USA Variant’ of Virus as State Plans 2nd Rollout

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Thursday, January 7 and Friday, January 8. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom NEW YORK STATE 18,832 new cases yesterday243,903 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 7.72%165 deaths yesterday8,561 hospitalizations (1,475 in ICUs)New York State coronavirus…

British Variant Found in NY as Counties Blame State for Slow Pace of Vaccinations

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Monday, January 4. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE 11,209 new cases yesterday134,360 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 8.34%172 deaths yesterday8,251 hospitalizations1,357 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus pageNew York State official pressroom…

Nursing Home Vaccinations Start Monday; 1 out of 87 in Ulster Infected

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE 12,697 new cases yesterday249,385 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 5.09%120 deaths yesterday6,081 hospitalizations1,068 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus pageNew…

No Aid for Local Governments in Likely Stimulus Deal

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE 9,998 new cases yesterday160,947 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 6.21%98 deaths yesterday6,097 hospitalizations1,098 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus pageNew York…

Vaccinations Start in NY; MTA May Cut All Service West of Hudson to Fill Budget Gap

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Saturday, December 12 through Monday, December 14. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE 9,044 new cases yesterday159,844 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 5.66%85 deaths yesterday5,712 hospitalizations1,040 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus pageNew…

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Columbia County’s Housing Market Goes Ballistic

As COVID-19 erupted in New York City this March, its residents fled. Hundreds of thousands of city residents relocated to New Jersey, the Hamptons, Connecticut – and Columbia County. Demand for the county’s limited housing stock shot through the ceiling, leading to intense bidding wars, huge properties snatched up within hours of being listed, and…

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‘Living Room Spread’ – Is It REALLY to Blame for the COVID-19 Surge? – COVID-19 Update

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Thursday, December 10 through Saturday, December 12. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE10,595 new cases yesterday212,672 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 4.98%89 deaths yesterday5,321 hospitalizations1,007 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus pageNew York…