Cuomo: Elevated Positive COVID-19 Test Rate in Southern Tier
Coronavirus cases have continued to increase across the Southern Tier region of New York in recent days.
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday expressed concern about the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases discovered in recent testing.
Cuomo attributed the increases to three coronavirus clusters: One involving a Broome County pub, another a Chemung County church gathering and a third centered on a Steuben County nursing home.
The governor repeated his advice for people to wear a mask and get tested as part of an effort to "stop the spread" of the virus.
Cuomo's comments followed a warning issued late last week by Broome County Executive Jason Garnar.
On Friday, Garnar said the county had received the highest number of COVID-19 positive test results to date. He said many of the cases were "tied to people gathering socially and visiting local establishments."
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