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Health officials say a second person has died from the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 in Yates County. Yates County Public Health reported that the person was in their 70s and suffered from underlying conditions.
There was one new case over the weekend, bringing the total number of cases to 29 in Yates. However, of those cases – 18 of them have recovered.
Not everyone has seen a late-blooming uptick in COVID-19 cases, though.
It’s been weeks since Schuyler County has seen a new case of the Coronavirus. There have been a total of 9 confirmed cases in Schuyler, according to health officials, who say that 470 people have tested negative, and as of Monday approximately 10 were in isolation.
All of those cases in Schuyler have fully-recovered.
It’s been a total of three weeks since they have had a positive case.
Meanwhile, Steuben County officials announced the reopening of county parks. Steuben has been viewed as one of the hardest-hit counties in the region, but a significant number of cases have been tied to an outbreak at a nursing home in Hornell.
Playgrounds and pavilions will remain closed for now, officials said on Monday.
“We ask our residents to please be responsible when visiting our parks and practice appropriate social distancing,” said County Manager, Jack Wheeler. “Please enjoy the parks with members of your household, but do not gather in larger groups. As a region, we are very close to reopening. We are hopeful that our residents will continue to use all precautions to ensure we don’t experience a surge of new cases that could delay our return to a more normal life.”