Binghamton University is reportedly getting a handle on a jump in coronavirus infections over recent weeks.

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The SUNY COVID tracker March 16 still reports 52 students newly diagnosed over the past seven days for a .75% infection rate.  The real-time tracker said there had been 16 new cases identified in students in the past three days but no new infections in staff. There were 2 new positive tests for employees over the past seven days.

University officials had said at one point they were working with some area hotels for additional quarantine beds.

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Broome County has blamed the B.U. cases for driving the overall county new infection rates for the past couple of weeks.  Yesterday, Broome announced 60 new cases for a total of 15-thousand, 485.  There have been 323 deaths.

Chenango County reports one new death for a total of 64. There were seven new cases for a total of 2,570.  Cortland County added 11 cases for a total of 3,923.  Delaware had eight new cases for a total of 1,723 and Tioga County reports a total of3,030 cases, an increase of twenty from the previous day.

There were no additional deaths reported March 16 in Broome, Cortland, Delaware or Tioga Counties.

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