Southern Tier Sees Increase in Vaccination Supply
A big jump in the vaccine supply is being reported in a couple areas while Broome and Tioga Counties each reported an additional death due to COVID-19 in the March 1 report.
Broome’s death toll stands at 314 as a man in his 60s passed away due to complications from the coronavirus while Tioga’s death toll now stands at 70.
Broome County added 21 cases from the County Executive’s February 28 update to a total of 14,451 to-date on the anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 being found inn downstate New York State (March 1). Chenango County added 37 cases for a total of 2,434 and 53 deaths, Cortland County had ten additional cases from the Sunday report for a total of 3,230 and deaths unchanged at 62. Delaware County reported 12 additional cases in the March 1 update for a total of 1,534. There have been 42 deaths and Tioga County, in addition to reporting the new death, reported 17 new cases since the last update on February 26 for a total of 2,858.
Still, there is hope for more progress in the fight against the coronavirus as News Channel 34 reports Broome County could get over 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week instead of the 200-400 doses in previous weeks and Bartle’s Pharmacy in Chenango County anticipated providing 1,100 first doses this week. In a post shared by the Chenango County Health Department, Bartle's said that's in addition to the second doses already scheduled. The pharmacy says Chenango County residents who are on their waiting list should not call the pharmacy but monitor their email and telephone for further information as the small staff is working hard to handle to the workload.
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