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COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees New Increase In Positive Testing Rate; Latest County Totals

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The Hudson Valley saw a new increase in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Monday, Oct. 26.

The positive testing rate in all focus areas under New York State's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.25 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.18 percent. 

Within the focus areas, 10,452 test results were reported Sunday, Oct. 25, yielding 340 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 71,665 test results were reported, yielding 851 positives. 

Here are positivity testing rates for the last three days in the Hudson Valley:

  • Friday, Oct. 23: 1.9 percent
  • Saturday, Oct. 24: 1.9 percent
  • Sunday, Oct. 25: 2.4 percent

Here's a rundown of new COVID cases in each of the Hudson Valley's seven counties:

  • Rockland, 75
  • Westchester, 71
  • Ulster, 29
  • Orange, 18
  • Dutchess, 12
  • Sullivan, 7
  • Putnam, 6

There were 12 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Sunday, with none in the Hudson Valley -- bringing the total to  25,742 during the pandemic.

Here is overall state data for Sunday:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,059 (+44)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 116
  • Hospital Counties - 44
  • Number ICU - 237 (+10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 118 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 79,162 (+70)
  • Deaths - 12 

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