The county’s latest COVID-19 update shows the death count has spiked yet again, but the number of hospitalizations and total cases continue their downward trend. Friday’s update from the health department shows seven more fatalities due to COVID, for a total of 1,082. The number of active COVID cases is down almost 3,000 to 12,708, and the number of residents hospitalized with confirmed cases of coronavirus is down nine for a total of 100.
Meanwhile, the state Saturday announced 17 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites, including one in Spring Valley, to increase vaccination rates among children five and older. One of the sites is at the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center on Bethune Boulevard, which opens starting today from 3-7pm and offers the Pfizer vaccine. To register click here, and for more information call 845-238-1956.