There’s some more good news coming in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and the Twin Tiers.

 New York February 22 reported only 1,619 new cases and the positivity rate at a little over 2%. On January 21, New York was reporting the number of new infections for the day at over 19,000, a daily positivity rate at 7.84% and a ten-day rate of 10.5%.

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New cases are also slowed in county updates but Broome County reported two additional deaths Monday, February 21 for a total of 491 and Cortland added one for a total pandemic death county at 113.  Broome had 75 new cases. In the January 21 report, the new infections for Broome were put at 381 for the previous day. Broome has had 49,820 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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Other numbers reported February 22: Chenango County had five new cases for a total of 9,081 and 117 deaths. Cortland County had just one new cases for a total of 10,235 and one death since the last report before the long holiday weekend for a death toll at 117. Delaware County had four new cases for a total of 7,520 and the death toll remains at 68. Tioga County had ten new cases for a total of 10,440 and the death toll remains at 81.

In Pennsylvania, the state recorded 19,949 new cases since February 14.  Bradford, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties each reported one additional death over the week. Bradford added 167 cases, Susquehanna 78 and Wayne 109 new cases over the week.

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