Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wyoming County Covid Cases Up:
An Increase of 878 in Last 14 Days

Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Rebecca J. Ryan announced that as of January 5, 2021, the Wyoming County Health Department reported 1,257 lab-confirmed positive community cases of Covid-19 among Wyoming County residents. This was an increase of 28 cases from the day before.

The New York Times reported this morning, January 19, 2021, that the Wyoming County positive cases of Covid-19 stood at 2,135. In this past two weeks, the number of positive cases has increased by 878. This was not broken down between the original strain and any evolutions of the virus.

While Wyoming County continues to be on the low end of Covid-19 numbers, it is also a wakeup call that there is a dramatically increased need for the use of face masks and social distancing on a regular basis as opposed to hit and miss. Apparently the virus is taking advantages of the "misses" in our county population.

It is also recommended that even after the second dose of the vaccine that people continue to exercise the use of face masks and social distancing until more is learned about what our anti-bodies against Covid-19 are capable of and what they are less effective at. It is hoped that the new leadership in Washington will assist us in our growing knowledge and experience of the Covid-19.

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