Saturday, December 12, 2020


Perry Herald Once Again Headlines the Coronavirus in Wyoming County Spread

Lorraine Sturm, Publisher of the Perry Herald, has published a lengthy account of the current status of the Covid-19 in Wyoming County. It appears in the Dec. 10, 2020 edition of the Perry NY weekly newspaper. Here are the opening paragraphs of that report to the community:

"Wyoming County is experiencing widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Residents are urged to wear face coverings, maintain social distance, practice good hand hygiene and avoid being around others if ill. The county Health Department is offering free COVID-19 rapid tests for those who live and work in Wyoming County. 

"A drive-through test site is planned at Perry Village Park on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Appointments for testing are required and registrations can be made by calling the County Response Line at 786-8911 starting Friday, Dec. 11 between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at which time drive-through hours can be provided. Perry Rotary Club volunteers will be working the drive-through.

"As of Monday, Dec. 7, Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Chair Rebecca J. Ryan announced that there are five hundred ninety-one (591) lab-confirmed positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among Wyoming County residents. Add 101 inmates being managed by NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the total is 692.

"Despite the hike, Wyoming County is not a current hotspot and does not have any cluster zones. Erie, Niagara and Monroe counties have current cluster zones with restrictions that are color-coded for allowed and prohibited gatherings. There are 91 Wyoming County residents in mandatory isolation and 413 in mandatory quarantine. 

The County death rate from COVID-19 rose from 5, a number that stayed there for months, now to 8 people. Positive cases are most prevalent among county residents in their 50s (101). Broken out by other age groups, rates are: from birth-20, 80 cases; people in their twenties, 95; thirties, 70; forties, 86; sixties, 81; seventies, 51; eighties, 21; and nineties, 6." 

(Above article is continued and concluded in the Perry Herald available by subscription--$49/yr. to LS Press, 7851 St. Rte. 39, Perry, NY 14530; or purchase at: Bibio-Tech Cafe, Charcoal Corral [seasonally], Crosbys, Daryl's Pizzeria, Perry Market Place, Walgreens, and Warsaw Pennysaver.)

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