Coronavirus Update, October

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released Wednesday from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there are 9 additional positives, and 8 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 70 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. 6 are still hospitalized.

In Schuyler County, there are 5 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 active cases reported as of Wednesday, according to their Health Department.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that California has been added to New York State’s travel advisory list. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all meet the requirements for being on the list as well. However, due to the nature of the region and transportation between states, a quarantine on these states is not practical. For now, it is highly discouraged to conduct non-essential travel between these states.

Contributing writing by WRFI News intern Tessie Devlin.