On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
Northeast Pa. COVID Numbers Climb/Fatalities Unchanged
Large increases in new cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Tier but there are no additions to the number of dead in those three counties.
COVID Death Toll Rises in Broome and Cortland Counties
Broome County has two more fatalities to add to the list of deaths associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Announces HEROS Act Workplace Infection Protections
The New York commissioner of health has designated COVID-19 a highly communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm under the state’s HERO Act.
Another Day of 90+ New Infections & Broome Health Dr. Has Last Appearance on Close Up
As Broome County's Public Health Director makes her last appearance on Southern Tier Close Up, for a second day in a row, Broome has over 90 new COVID cases.
New York State Hands Down the Reopening Guidance Schools Asked For
New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the Department of Health are issuing the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for schools ahead of the start of the new school year.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Both Delayed Again
Are these movies ever going to come out?
Broome School Districts Update COVID Fall Restart Plans
School districts around the region have been updating their web pages now the New York State Health Department says masks are required in school buildings.