Two New Local Virus Cases

State Numbers Also Tick Up

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The Delaware County Public Health Department announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county on Sunday. That makes a total of seven new cases since the Southern Tier region reopened. According to the department press release, there are now 13 active cases in Delaware County. Four of them are hospitalized. Twenty three people are in mandatory quarantine.

Meanwhile, Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that the virus numbers across the state have gone up as well, but at his press conference Sunday he said New York is “decidedly in the reopening phase.” He okayed campground and RV park reopenings for Monday, and authorized veterinarian offices reopenings Tuesday. He also gave the green light to New York's baseball teams to begin spring training in their stadiums, if they wish.

The Hudson Valley and Long Island regions are expected to open this week, so long as they meet the state's reopening criteria in time.

The reopenings are contingent on the number of virus cases staying beneath the rate judged by the CDC to be an outbreak, as well as regions having hospital capacity, sufficient PPE, and enough testing and tracing of cases.

All New Yorkers are required to maintain social distancing in public and wear masks when social distancing is difficult or impossible.

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