KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that Ulster County has reached over 50,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests since March 10. There have been 52,009 total tests conducted with 1942 unique positive cases. There are currently 116 active cases of COVID-19 in Ulster County and 91 fatalities. Ulster County currently has a 0.2% rate of new positive cases. All Ulster County residents are currently eligible to get tested. During testing a nasal swab, oral swab, or saliva sample may be used.
“It is critical that we remain vigilant, and I encourage all residents to get tested,” County Executive Ryan said. “Our rate of new positive cases, and all of our metrics, are very encouraging — but we must remember this is not by accident. Our progress is a direct result of the diligent work that we have done as a County Government and as a community to stop the spread. I want to thank all of our partners who have provided testing for our community.”
Earlier this month, Ulster County announced “Get Tested Week” as a part of County Executive Ryan’s COVID-19 Rapid Response plan to respond to reports of increased cases which includes expanding testing. During “Get Tested Week,” Ulster County saw more test results than any other week to date with 4,681 test results. The Rapid Response five-step plan works to identify, investigate, isolate, communicate, and enforce in anticipation of potential cases. The plan will focus on identifying cases through robust testing capacity, investigation through contact tracing, isolation through issuing quarantine, communication through keeping the public informed, and continued enforcement of the PAUSE order.
Residents can find information about their nearest testing location and both walk-in testing sites and mobile testing sites by visiting https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/covid19-testing/.
For additional information about COVID-19 visit: https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus
Ulster County Recovery Service Center: 845-443-8888