COVID-19 Update – Kingston May Severely Cut Services Sept. 1, State Halts Columbia From Closing Camps

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Friday, May 8. NEW YORK STATE335,395 cases confirmed (2,273 new)1,182,998 tests performed (29,230 new)21,478 deaths (207 new)72,715 hospitalizations (overall)7,262 hospitalizations (current)Conf irmed cases per 10,000 residents: 172New…

COVID-19 Update – Majority of U.S. Cases Sprang From N.Y., Antibody Tests Available in Region

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Friday, May 8. NEW YORK STATE327,649 cases confirmed (3,671 new)1,089,916 tests performed (33,995 new)20,828 deaths (951 new) *see explanation for spike below71,152 hospitalizations (overall)8,665 hospitalizations (current)2,976 ICU…

COVID-19 Update – Twin Counties See Nursing Home Cases Jump + Coronavirus Strains?

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Thursday, May 7. NEW YORK STATE323,978 cases confirmed (2,786 new)1,055,921 tests performed (27,022 new)19,877 deaths (232 new) 9,179 hospitalizations (current) Confirmed cases per 10,000 residents: 167New York…