Schuyler County reports first COVID-19 case in over a month


SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – Schuyler County has reported its first COVID-19 case in over one month.

The county reported its 10th case, an asymptomatic individual, on Tuesday afternoon after their first nine all recovered from the virus. Ten people in the county are also in a mandated quarantine or isolation and 640 people have tested negative.

Schuyler County did not report where the newest case was or the age of the patient. So far cases in Schuyler County have included residents as early as their 20s to those in their 70s.

While this may seem bad, it is good that these cases are being identified. It allows us to place individuals who test positive into isolation and put their contacts in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus.

Schuyler County Public Health Department

The county is part of the Southern Tier region and borders the Finger Lakes region, both of which received approval from Governor Cuomo to begin reopening on May 15.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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