Both Broome and Tioga Counties are reporting another of their residents has died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Broome’s death toll as of February 11 stands at 294 while Tioga’s toll has risen to 69.

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While all the Southern Tier counties reported additional cases, no new deaths were reported in Chenango, Cortland or Delaware counties.

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Broome reports 13,134 cases, an addition of 60 from the February 10 report.  Chenango County added 10 cases for a total of two-thousand, 266.  Cortland County Thursday reported 25 new cases for a total of 3,423. Delaware County had 17 new cases for a total of 1,323 and Tioga County added 11 positive results for the coronavirus for a total of 2,694.

While new cases continue to be identified, counties in the region are showing a reduction in the rate of infection with lowest levels reported since mid to late November.

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