Ulster hits 70% adult vax rate; no new cases for 24 hours

Syringes and a vial reading "Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine"

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

For the first time since September, Ulster County went 24 hours without recording a single new case of Covid-19.

At the same time, the county reached another milestone: 70 percent of adults have received at least one vaccine dose.

As of today, there were just 44 active cases of Covid-19 in the county, down from 1083 six weeks ago.

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Speaking yesterday, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said the steep drop “absolutely coincides” with the increased percentage of residents getting vaccinated. 

Active cases are the lowest they’ve been since March 22, though testing was limited at the time.

The county is hoping to raise the vaccination rate still higher. The following clinics are scheduled. You can use the link to set an appointment. Walk-ins are welcomed at all locations.

Where to vaccinated in Ulster County

The county continuously adds new clinics to its Covid-19 informational website. In addition, there will be a standing walk-in clinic at the former Best Buy location at the Hudson Valley Mall every Thursday from 3-8 p.m.

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There are 2 comments

  1. Bill H

    This is great news. The “active cases” chart in this article definitely coincides with the vaccination rate in Ulster County. It is really important that more people get vaccinated so that we can eradicate this virus. Go get the vaccine; join us in finishing off this virus!

    It is heartening to know that I live in a community in which people do care about each other, make sacrifices for others, and cooperate to accomplish a community goal, in the face of a plague. To me, that has been heroic. It’s been hard, but we are winning the battle. and don’t let the nay-sayers get you down. Just know that we are likely saving many of their lives, and the lives of their families as well, as they selfishly complain about their civil liberties.

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