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Significant jump in positive results within Broome County

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Taking to social media Friday afternoon, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced his concern after a significant spike in COVID-19 positive test results, with "IMPORTANT MESSAGE" beginning his Tweet.

According to Broome County's COVID-19 Dashboard, the total number of active cases stands at 94, an increase from the 63 cases posted Thursday.

Currently, two people are in the hospital from the infection.

According to Garnar, the county received the highest number of positive test results for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of this writing, the total number of cases per community are as follows:

  • City of Binghamton - 42
  • Town of Vestal - 21
  • Town of Chenango - 8
  • Town of Fenton - 4
  • Village of Johnson City - 4
  • Town of Union - 3
  • Town of Kirkwood - 3
  • Town of Conklin - 2
  • Village of Endicott - 2

The Towns of Windsor, Dickinson, Barker, Maine and Sanford each have one positive, active case. To see the dashboard, click here.

Garnar expressed his concern, saying many of the cases are connected to community spread.

The county executive said residents in Broome County need to exercise social distancing and regular hand washing to keep down the spread.

The Broome County dashboard also reports that 1,234 people have recovered from the virus, while 82 people have died.


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