On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
Boscov's Binghamton Store Reopens as New Lease is Finalized
After being closed for several weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boscov's department store in downtown Binghamton is back in business.
Broome Reports Another Coronavirus Death at Willow Point
Broome County is reporting another coronavirus-related death at the nursing home it owns and operates.
Tioga Down Gives Away Pizza in Waverly for Families in Need
Tioga Downs is giving away half-sheet pizzas to help feed families in need June 2 and 3.
New York Citizen's Actions Credited for Controlling COVID-19
Cuomo credits the actions of citizens social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands for a dramatic drop in COVID hospitalizations and deaths.
Cuomo: Phase Two Reopening Can Now Start in Southern Tier
After a review of the latest coronavirus data, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that more businesses can reopen in five upstate New York regions.
BMTS Tweaks Transportation Plans to Reflect Coronavirus Lifestyle
The agency that sets local transportation policy is looking for input from residents on how to spend federal transportation dollars.
Broome Reports Another Coronavirus Death at Willow Point Nursing
Another resident of the Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal has passed away due to the coronavirus.
Delay Response: Bi-Partisan Opposition to Hold on Phase 2
Republican State Senator Fred Akshar and Democrat Broome County Executive Jason Garnar are blasting Governor Cuomo for delaying the next phase of reopening.