While New York State continues to report the lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic, Broome County has reached a milestone in the count of people infected by the coronavirus. 

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Over the weekend, Broome reported it’s one-thousandth case since mid-March for a total of 1,002 positives with 792 people recovered and 67 deaths.  Broome has tested more than 28,000 people for the coronavirus and last month saw a jump in cases as more people have been turning out to parties and other gatherings where social distancing and the wearing of masks has not been enforced.

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Chenango County as of July 31 reported 206 cases and 7 deaths. Delaware County reported one new case August 2 for a total of 96 and 6 deaths while Tioga County added a case a day from the July 31 update to a total of 196 in Sunday’s report and 25 deaths.

New York State reported three deaths from August 1 for a total of 25,170 New Yorkers claimed by the pandemic.  There were 531 new cases state-wide for a total of 416,298.  The state conducted a record number of tests and has found less than one percent,0.9% coming back positive while other parts of the country are seeing cases and deaths soar.