Broome Reports No New COVID Deaths While Tioga Numbers Soar
After several days of announcing multiple deaths due to the coronavirus in Broome County, officials April 29 were able to report no new deaths from the pandemic. Broome’s death count remains at 21 with 282 positive tests and 164 recoveries.
Tioga County, however, is reeling from a spike in coronavirus deaths. Legislative Chairwoman Martha Sauerbrey April 29 announced there have been four additional deaths, bringing the County total to 10 from the pandemic.
Sauerbrey says all those deaths are associated with the Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly, which is accounting for 66% of Tioga’s 98 positive COVID-19 cases. She says there may be a lag in the incidents and the report to the county by the facility as officials notify the family of the residents.
Delaware County reports one new positive case bringing its COVID-19 positives to 70 with four deaths. Chenango County’s count was unchanged at 95 with three deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
In the April 29 update, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 330 additional deaths due to COVID-19, 4,585 new cases and a total of 229-positive coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 17,968 New Yorkers.
Pennsylvania has reported 1,102 new cases April 28 bringing the state total to 44,366. There have been 2,195 deaths in Pennsylvania.
In the Northern Tier, Bradford County has 29 coronavirus positives and two deaths, Susquehanna County 81 positives and 8 deaths and in Wayne County there were 95 positive COVID-19 cases identified as of noon April 29 and 5 deaths.