18 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 18 new Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, including one individual associated with Corning, Inc. at the Erwin Plant, and one individual associated with Corning Hospital. This brings the county total to 6,158 confirmed cases, 202 of which are currently active.
State police, county coroner spotted at Steuben County landfill
Yesterday afternoon, New York State Police conducted an investigation at the Steuben County landfill in Bath. A county coroner was on the scene as well. Officials were at the landfill for several hours before departing shortly before 5 p.m. Details surrounding the investigation are still unknown at this time.
NYSDOH releases new guidance for schools
The New York State department of health has released new guidance for schools in regards to in person instruction. Namely, the new guidelines recommend physical distancing requirements dependent on grade level, with a minimum of 3 feet for elementary school students, and potentially 6 feet for middle and high school students depending on infection rates and cohort sizes. The new guidance also requires that masks be worn at all times except during meals.
Elmira native being investigated in Gaetz sex trafficking investigation
Elmira native and Orlando area surgeon Jason Pirozzolo has been linked to the ongoing sex trafficking investigation involving Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. According to CBS News, Dr. Pirozollo allegedly took a trip to the Bahamas in late 2018 or early 2019 and allegedly covered some accommodations, travel expenses, and female escorts. Rep. Gaetz has denied claims that he paid women to travel to the Bahamas for sex.
J&J vaccine allocations to decrease by 88% this coming week, Governor says
Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that New York State is expecting to see an 88% decrease in delivered shots of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for this coming week, April 12th. Just last week, the New York Times reported an error at a distribution plant resulted in millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being thrown out. Numbers are not only down in New York, the CDC estimates only 700,000 doses will be administered next week, compared to 7.5 million doses administered last week.