Month: December 2020

Chenango County COVID-19 recoveries nearly double in one day

first_imgSince Friday, the health department has reported a notable increase in recoveries. On Friday, there were 22 recoveries, while on Saturday, there are 43 reported recoveries. The number of recoveries has nearly doubled in just one day.  CHENANGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Health Department gave an update on coronavirus numbers, including a significant increase in recoveries on Saturday. Additionally, the health department says there are nine active hospitalizations and 451 total tests administered. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.center_img The health department says there are 139 individuals in mandatory quarantine and 35 in precautionary quarantine. On Friday, health officials reported 187 individuals in mandatory quarantine and 40 in precautionary quarantine. The 24-hour difference shows a decline in quarantine numbers.  The Chenango County Health Department reports a total of 76 positive cases to date, while on Friday, there were 65 positive cases, bringing the total up by 11.last_img read more

Widow of first Broome County COVID-19 victim released from hospital

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It has been a difficult six weeks for Sandra Polakovich and her family, but on Wednesday, she returned home from the hospital. After spending more than two weeks at UHS a second time, Polakovich’s COVID-19 test came back negative, and she was released again. Polakovich was rushed to the ICU at UHS Wilson Medical Center on March 27. This was about a week after her 83-year-old husband, William, became the first person in Broome County to die from virus. On Wednesday, hospital staff members held a socially-distanced celebration to honor Polakovich and her incredible journey. She spent four days on a ventilator before being released from the hospital for the first time and told to quarantine at home. She was readmitted into the hospital shortly afterward.last_img read more

Algae closes beach at Dorchester Park

first_imgThe Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services says it closed the beaches to protect visitors. The beaches at Nathaniel Cole and Greenwood park remain open. WHITNEY POINT (WBNG) — County officials announced Tuesday they have closed the beaches at Dorchester Park due to an algae bloom in the water.center_img An announcement will be made when the beaches open back up.last_img