Broome County is past the 15-thousand mark for the number of coronavirus cases identified since the start of the pandemic a year ago.

March 8, Broome reported 15,083 cases and one additional death, bringing the county death toll to 319.

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Tioga County is on the verge of reaching 3,000 cases with the report March 8 putting the number at 2,928. There have been 70 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Chenango County added 41 cases in it’s March 8 report for a total of 2,502 and deaths unchanged at 63.  Cortland County had 14 new cases for a total of 3,832 and deaths unchanged at 62. Delaware County reported 12 new cases for a total of 1,631 and deaths unchanged at 42.

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Pennsylvania’s infection rate continues to slow with 16,891 new confirmed and suspected cases over the last week while the new infection rate a week ago was over 18,000.

Bradford County added 54 cases for a total of 4.449 with deaths unchanged over the week at 78.  Susquehanna County reported 37 new cases for a total of 1,739 and deaths unchanged at 53.  Wayne county reported 74 new cases for a total of 3,130.  Two more people in the county died of COVID-19 bringing the pandemic death toll to 68.

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