Broome County COVID-19 cases are rising again
Broome County COVID-19 cases are rising again

Broome County COVID-19 cases are rising again

BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – Broome County’s COVID 19 numbers rise again.

County Director Jason Garnar held a COVID-19 update on Wednesday for the first time in two months. The county stopped sending COVID updates as the number dropped. This week it was over 450 new positive cases.

“A month ago, we saw somewhere between 20 and 40 new cases a day. Now we have an average of about 100 a day,” Garnar said.

Numbers are not like high as they were in January, when cases peaked at over 800 a day. But Garnar said it is important to recognize and stop further spread.

County President Jason Garnar. (Vaughn Golden / WSKG)

“We all need to pause and remember the best practices that will help us mitigate the spread of COVID, which is happening now, to ensure that we do not return to a time when cases were out of control, “Garnar said.

Admissions remain low. Thirty-one residents is currently hospitalized with COVID.

Broome County officials said they also see a high number of flu cases. Between that and the allergy season, Garnar said people should make sure they get tested for COVID if they are not feeling well.

Garnar also said residents should take precautions this weekend if they plan to gather with the family for Easter or Easter. He said getting tested and staying home if you feel sick is still the best way to stay safe.

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