Cases on the rise across US, NY, and Mid-Hudson region

The U.S. has surpassed one million new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of November.
The grim milestone comes amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no sign of slowing.
Health officials say deaths are climbing again and are reaching an average of 930 a day.
But experts say medical and testing advances give them reason to believe the nation is now better equipped to deal with the virus.
In New York, the daily infection rate has jumped to 3%.  At last check, the state saw nearly 4,000 new cases.  Hospitalizations are at 1,500 and 32 lives were lost to the virus.
Cases are on the rise across the Mid-Hudson region. Here are the latest totals by county:
  • 242 in Westchester (4% positivity rate)
  • 138 in Rockland (2 deaths being reported)
  • 88 in Orange 
  • 26 in Putnam  
  • 23 in Ulster
  • 20 in Sullivan