B.U. COVID Cases Level Off
Binghamton University is reportedly getting a handle on a jump in coronavirus infections over recent weeks.
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.
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.