The Rockland County Department of Health got 13-hundred doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. 700 of them are going to those in phase 1b that qualify as essential workers. That includes police, firefighters, teachers, college professors, and grocery store employees. The other 600 doses of the vaccine are designated for New Yorkers over the age of 65.
The Rockland yellow COVID zone, which had touched a portion of each of Rockland’s five towns, has been lifted by the governor. A decline in hospitalization rates prompted the move. In his press conference yesterday, the governor said the holiday surge we experienced from November to January has subsided. Yellow zones restricted activity at restaurants, high-risk businesses and religious gatherings.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, the death count remained steady this morning at 833. We’ve got 78 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 2,641 active cases. Our total case count is 33,769, that’s 237 more than Wednesday.