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.
Genesis Postpone Last Four U.K. Shows Due to Positive COVID Tests
Rescheduled dates will be announced soon.
Broome Executive Says COVID Numbers May Be Stabilizing
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says the number of COVID-19 cases in Broome County finally seems to be hitting a plateau and may be headed slowly down.
New York Governor Announces More Vaccination Mandates
Governor Hochul plans to expand vaccine mandates to include employees working with Mental Health and Office for People with Developmental Disabilities clients.
Broome/Tioga COVID Vaccine & Booster Clinics Filling Fast
COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including sessions for boosters for those age 65 and older, continue to be scheduled and have appointments filled rapidly.
New COVID Case Numbers Trend Downward in Southern Tier
Those who watch the local pandemic numbers every day are noticing the overall case count is starting to go down after an alarming spike over the summer.
This Is How the CDC Says You Should Celebrate the Holidays This Year
Buckle in because the CDC has just released its guidelines on how you should celebrate the upcoming 2021 holiday season.
Southern Tier Counties Schedule COVID-19 Booster Clinics
Southern Tier counties schedule booster clinics to get third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the elderly and other eligible residents.
COVID Claims 8 Lives in Broome County Over Past Week
It’s been a deadly week in Broome County with the coronavirus pandemic claiming over a half dozen more residents.