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Coronavirus Update, November 2, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | November 2, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department says an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and works at the Dryden VFW organization located at 2272 Dryden Rd in the Town of Dryden may have transmitted the virus to persons who were at the VFW last week. This person is a resident of another County, according to a…

Coronavirus Update, October 30, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 30, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest update as the time of our 6 p.m. broadcast indicates that there are 10 additional positives, and 3 new recoveries. According to Tompkins County health department, that leaves 77 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. In Schuyler County, there are 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported as…

Coronavirus Update, October 29, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 29, 2020

The Schuyler County Health Department announced last night that another community member has passed away due to COVID-19. The individual was a male in his 70s, and is the third Schuyler County resident that’s died from the virus. A of today there are 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Schuyler, and 31active cases remain. The…

Coronavirus Update, October

By WRFI News Staff | October 28, 2020

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…

Coronavirus Update, October 23, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 23, 2020

In other news, The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community of possible public exposure of COVID-19 on a TCAT bus on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Potential exposures may have occurred on the Route 31 inbound bus: 10:27am-10:58am to Seneca St., and route 43 outbound: 12:00pm-12:36 to Tompkins Cortland Community College and Dryden. The…

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