According to Governor Cuomo’s Office, New York State’s 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 4.38 percent, its lowest since December 1. Statewide positivity stands at 5.12%. Governor Cuomo said. “Now more than ever, it’s critically important we stay united and keep the momentum on our side – especially as new variants of the virus threaten to upend the progress we have made.

Local daily new coronavirus cases continue on a downward trend as well. The Otsego County Department of Health reported yesterday (2/9) that there were 15 new confirmed cases with 17 people currently hospitalized with complications from the virus.  There are currently 98 known active cases in the county with a total of 43 COVID-19 related deaths. The Health Dept. has a COVID-19 dashboard with daily updates for the latest information.

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Delaware County Health officials have an update from yesterday (2/9), reporting 9 new cases yesterday. There are 96 active and there are 21 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications is at 39. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.

In Chenango County, the health department reported new COVID-19 stats for 2/9 on their facebook page. At that time, the health department was reporting 107 active cases, 28 hospitalizations related to the virus, and the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications are currently at 48.

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