COVID Cases Multiply Heading Into Holiday Season

By: Zachary Meseck

COVID cases multiply heading into holiday season Santa may have to wear a mask. In a Sunday briefing Gov. Cuomo said he anticipates an increase in coronavirus cases as families head into the holiday season. (Evening Sun file photo)

CHENANGO COUNTY – As coronavirus cases rise throughout the United States, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has reported an increase locally at a slower rate.

According to the New York State Coronavirus Tracker, as of Sunday, there have been 639 cases of COVID-19 in Chenango County.

On Sunday Governor Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress.

“If you look at New York relative only to New York, you see the numbers going up, not as fast as in other states, but the numbers are going up,” said Cuomo. “It’s nice that we’re doing better in a national and global context, but it’s irrelevant to one extent because we have to deal with the issues that we have here in New York relative to New York.”

In the briefing Cuomo said he anticipates an increase in coronavirus cases as families head into the holiday season. He said future discussions with health officials will determine what New York State does next.

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