Following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Orange County, the number of new cases reported has begun to stabilize as hospitalizations decline.
There were 75 new COVID-19 cases reported in Orange County, according to the state Department of Health, bringing the total to 13,672 positive tests since the pandemic began.
There are currently 33 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Orange County, down from 40 earlier in the week with 11 under investigation with possible cases of COVID-19.
Of the 218,049 COVID-19 tests administered in Orange County, 6.3 percent of them have come back positive, down from 7 percent though the daily infection rate has been rising in recent weeks.
There were no new COVID-19 fatalities in Orange County, keeping the death toll at 507.
The recent infection rate, according to the Department of Health:
- Saturday, Oct. 24: 2,062 tests administered, resulting in 44 (2.1 percent); positive cases;
- Sunday, Oct. 25: 1,113 tests administered, resulting in 18 (1.6 percent); positive cases;
- Monday, Oct. 26: 2,724 tests administered, resulting in 73 (2.7 percent); positive cases;
- Tuesday, Oct. 27: 2,001 tests administered, resulting in 49 (2.4 percent); positive cases;
- Wednesday, Oct. 28: 2,918 tests administered, resulting in 75 (2.6 percent); positive cases.
The average infection rate over the past seven days has climbed from 2 percent to 2.3 percent. The average infection rate over the last two weeks is down to 2.1 percent.
A breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Orange County as of Friday, Oct. 30:
- City of Newburgh: 1,795;
- Palm Tree: 1,539;
- City of Middletown: 1,385;
- Wallkill: 1,084;
- New Windsor: 1,072;
- Newburgh: 913;
- Montgomery: 747;
- Monroe: 701;
- Warwick: 700;
- Goshen: 556;
- Blooming Grove: 415;
- Chester: 417;
- Woodbury: 374;
- Highlands: 293;
- Wawayanda: 251;
- Mount Hope: 220;
- Cornwall: 198;
- Hamptonburgh: 176;
- City of Port Jervis: 172;
- Crawford: 116;
- Deerpark: 99;
- Minisink: 94;
- Greenville: 91;
- Tuxedo: 87.
Since the pandemic began, New York has administered 14,243,871 COVID-19 tests, with 503,176 testing positive. A total of 25,792 New Yorkers have died since mid-March.
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