Broome County’s coronavirus infection rate continues to climb while Tioga County reports another death.

The County on October 27 reported 74 additional cases for a total of 3,466 positive tests for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.  There have been 94 deaths.  Broome County’s active cases October 27 went up by 33 from the day before to 556. 

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Tioga County October 27 reported an additional death attributed to COVID-19 bringing their death toll to 32.  There were 18 new cases for a total of 641. 

Two more cases were reported in Chenango County for a total of 388.  Cortland County added six cases for a total of 807 while Delaware County had two more cases for a total of 162.  There were no additional deaths in any of those counties. 

While Broome County is only holding the line on new infections, Binghamton University is showing much better results even given the fact that college-aged people are generally more apt to engage in risky behavior like ignoring mask-wearing and social distancing.  

B.U. has had a total of 189 infections, only one positive in the past three days and nine in the past seven days for an average infection rate of point-three one percent, compared to the County’s urban rate of up to six percent and the county-wide rate of over three percent for several weeks.

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November 2-6, Broome County’s mobile testing unit will be set up at Binghamton University’s pharmacy school on Corliss Avenue in the Village of Johnson City.  Appointments for people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are being accepted at the county website.