Tioga Reports First COVID Deaths Since December
For the first time in over a month, Tioga County has added to its COVID-19 death toll.
Between the report on January 30 and February 2, two more residents have reportedly died bringing Tioga’s death toll to 66. There were 41 new cases. Tioga reportedly has had 2,553 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Delaware County makes news for having NO new positive tests for the coronavirus, an almost unheard-of occurrence in the daily COVID briefings. Delaware, however, did lose another resident bringing its death toll to 36. Delaware’s cases remain at 1,212.
Broome County reports two men in their 80s have died, bringing the county death toll to 262. There were only 42 new cases reported February 2 where Broome had reported triple-digit increases almost daily for weeks.
Chenango County had nine new cases to report February for a total of 2,119. Deaths remain at 45 and Cortland County reported 12 additional cases for a total of 3,250. Deaths remained unchanged at 60.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared the holiday surge in COVID-19 cases is over. He said February 2 the state’s positivity rate of 4.95 percent is the lowest since the beginning of December. He notes hospitalizations are also down. February 2, there were 8,067 New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19 state-wide.
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