Sunday COVID Update for Twin Tiers Includes Reports of Additional Deaths
New York’s daily toll of coronavirus deaths is continuing to slowly drop. Governor Andrew Cuomo said on April 19 that 507 people died on Saturday, down 33 from the previous day.
Cuomo also said hospitalizations and other medical indicators are trending downward, signaling that the battle against the threat may have turned a corner.
But Cuomo is still warning New Yorkers they need to stay vigilant to curb the spread of the virus. State data shows that nearly 14,000 New Yorkers have died since the state’s first coronavirus case was reported March 1. The state total doesn’t include more than 4,000 New York City deaths that were blamed on the virus on death certificates but weren’t confirmed by a lab test.
New York has a total of 242,786 positive coronavirus cases with 16,000 hospitalizations, which is down from the high of 18,000 in the hospital reported over several weeks.
Broome County over the weekend reported its tenth death from COVID-19. There are 207 cases, up 12 since Saturday, April 18. Tioga County Public Health now says there have been three deaths and reports 63 positive cases. Chenango County has 78 cases with one new case according to New York State Health Department figures. Cortland County had 25 cases and Delaware County was listed at 49 with no new cases in either county over the weekend.
In Pennsylvania, there have been three deaths in Susquehanna County, all of them reported in nursing homes. Of the total 63 cases in Susquehanna County, 40 of those are residents in nursing homes, three cases are staff at a nursing home.
Bradford County reports 25 case and one death while Wayne County reported 84 cases and 3 deaths in the state figures updated at 1 p.m. April 19.
Pennsylvania is 5th in the nation for coronavirus cases with 32,284 and 1,112 deaths.