Health officials are worried as COVID continues to spread rapidly across the Hudson Valley.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combatting COVID-19. 3.54 percent of all tests in the last 24 hours came back positive. 3,222 out of 91,020 tests came back positive in the past 24 hours.

The statewide seven-day average percent positive rate is 2.97 percent, the Mid-Hudson Region's seven-day average percent positive rate is now above three percent at 3.05 percent.

On Monday, 3,222 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,166,366. A geographic breakdown for counties in the Hudson Valley is below:

  • Columbia County: 4 New Positive, 4,174 Total Positive
  • Dutchess County: 51 New Positive, 30,379 Total Positive
  • Greene County: 3 New Positive, 3,511 Total Positive
  • Orange County: 101 New Positive, 49,848 Total Positive
  • Putnam County: 11 New Positive, 10,879 Total Positive
  • Rockland County: 56 New Positive, 48,030 Total Positive
  • Sullivan County: 14 New Positive, 6,914 Total Positive
  • Ulster County: 30 New Positive, 14,360 Total Positive
  • Westchester County: 161New Positive, 132,982 Total Positive

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The CDC reports the following Hudson Valley counties have "High" rates of COVID transmission:

  • Dutchess County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County

The CDC reports the following Hudson Valley counties have "Substantial" rates of COVID transmission:

  • Ulster County
  • Putnam County
  • Greene County

Columbia County has "Moderate" rates of COVID transmission, according to the CDC.

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