Six new positive tests for coronavirus were reported on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in Dutchess County, according to the NYS Department of Health.

On Tuesday, the most recent data posted by Dutchess County, the number of active cases being monitored by the county was 250, a drop of 3 from the previous day and COVID-19 hospitalizations were at 6, unchanged.

One new COVID-19 related death was reported on the Dutchess County COVID-19 dashboard. However, a new death was also reported last week on the dashboard and later vanished without explanation. Multiple requests for an explanation from the Dutchess County Department of Health have gone unanswered. UPDATE: According to the county, last week’s reported death was a data-entry mistake in the spreadsheet used to update the dashboard. This death is confirmed.

Over the previous seven days, an average of 1,181 live virus tests were given to county residents each day. Compared to three weeks earlier, active cases were down 2%, hospitalizations were unchanged and there had been one new death caused by or related to COVID-19.

The information above comes from Dutchess County’s COVID-19 Dashboard and the NYS DOH Data Feeds.

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