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.
NY COVID Rate at Record Low/ Broome Takes Vaccines to the Zoo
The Broome County Health Department is reporting small COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held around the region.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar on Southern Tier Close Up
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is on Southern Tier Close Up and he has a lot to say about his experiences leading the county over the past year.
Pa Republicans Look to Get Around Employer Vaccine Mandates
A ban on employers mandating vaccines for their workers is slowly moving ahead in the Pennsylvania state House.
New COVID Cases Drop to Single Digits in Southern Tier
Broome County and many surrounding areas are now reporting daily new COVID cases at zero or in the single digits.