New York State is recording over 44,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day for August 11 & 12 while infection numbers locally also continue to grow, mainly attributed to the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

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Chenango County says due to the increase spread of the coronavirus, the County is requiring face masks be worn in all county buildings and offices starting August 16, no matter the vaccination status of workers and members of the public.

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The Health Department’s statement goes on to say “It is recommended that Chenango County businesses, organizations and schools immediately implement a face mask requirement for their vaccinated and unvaccinated employees, patrons and students.” 

Broome County yesterday reported 41 new cases. Cortland County reported 13 new positive tests in the daily update and Delaware County’s weekly update covering the periods August 6 through the 12th shows 78 new cases for the week.

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