Schuyler County reports 20th COVID-19 death

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SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – The Schuyler County Public Health Department has reported the county’s 20th COVID-19 death, a man in his 70s, and the second COVID-19 death this week.

The announcement comes hours after the Schuyler County community held a ceremony honoring those lost in the community during the pandemic.

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Schuyler County currently has 114 active cases and has reported 2,207 cases since the pandemic began last spring. The county has a seven-day rolling average of 8.2 percent positive test cases and the majority of the county’s cases have come in the Watkins Glen/Dix region.

According to the county, more than 10,000 residents, or 58.5 percent, have received the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 63 percent of Schuyler County’s active cases had not received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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