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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 3, 2020

35 new cases of COVID-19 in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification that 35 Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, brining the county total to 548 confirmed cases, 185 of which are currently active. Eleven of the confirmed cases were from the City of Corning, four from the Town of Prattsburgh, two from the Towns of Bath, Cameron, Hornellsville, Addison, and Rathbone, while the rest came from the Towns of Campbell, Caton, Cohocton, Corning, Erwin, Hornby, Thurston, and the Villages of Bath, Savona, and Wayland. An investigation found four individuals are residents of the Corning Center, nine are employees of the Corning Center, three work for various ambulance services, three are employees of Upstate Farms Cheese in Campbell, nine had contact with known positives, one is a student at Frederick Carter Elementary School, and one is an employee of the Addison School District. The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department.


One new COVID-19 death in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 51.  The individual was a 71-year-old female resident of Corning Center.


New York State Senate hopeful to host meet and greet

New York State Senate hopeful, Democrat Leslie Danks Burke is set to hold a meet and greet with potential voters from the Canisteo, Hornell, and Howard area. The event is slated to begin today at 11:30 a.m., at Lain’s Cider Mill, 6226 Lain Road, in Canisteo. Cider and donuts will be provided.


Mossy Bank Park Program cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Mossy Bank Park Program, the program meant to take you on a walk through the woods and teach the principles of Leave No Trace that was slated to take place today, beginning at 10:00 a.m. has been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.


Governor Cuomo to send care package to first family

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would be sending President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a “New York Cares’ get well soon care package as the two recently tested positive for COVID-19. “We’re going to be sending the President and First Lady a New York Cares package, just to give them some comfort as they go through this,” Cuomo said. The Governor did not mention what would be included with the care package. He did say “Politics aside, we can have political differences and Lord knows I have political differences with the President, and we’re both New Yorkers, so we’re not shy about speaking our mind. We wish him all very well, a speedy recovery both to him and the First Lady. This creates a lot of anxiety. I’ve gone through this in my family. I’m sure his children are worried.”


Governor Cuomo rolls out new mental health regulations for insurers

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday new regulations that will require insurers to make policies and procedures that ensure health care is sufficient for those dealing with mental health and substance abuse disorders. The Parity Compliance Program regulations, which were proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services and Department of Health, will go into effect December 29th of this year.

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