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 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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