Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 2, 2020
Today Governor Cuomo Announced that 170 thousand doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to New York State by December 15th. Cuomo also said the state expects additional allocations of Pfizer’s vaccine and initial allocations of Moderna’s vaccine this month. The vaccine will be distributed first to healthcare workers and nursing home residents. Officials said by the end of December there is expected to be 40 million vaccine doses available nationwide, enough for 20 million people to receive two doses. This is about 6 percent of America. Cuomo said that we could be back to normal by between June and September when 75 to 85 percent of the population will be able to be vaccinated.
Genesee county is offering free drive through testing for COVID 19 to asymptomatic individuals starting Thursday. Self-administrated rapid tests can be had at the Genesee county emergency management office and fire training facility at 7690 State Street in Batavia. If you think you have been exposed but don’t have any symptoms you can request a test online at the NYS health department website.
COVID Update: Genesee county has 8 new cases and 126 people have recovered. 12 people are hospitalized. Orleans county has 9 new cases and 11 people have recovered. 6 people are hospitalized. There are 207 active cases in Genesee county and 37 in Orleans.
The newly dedicated national cemetery in Pembroke is now accepting reservations for interments. The plots are only available for deceased qualified veterans and dates and times are on a first come first serve basis. This cemetery was dedicated on Monday and is the only national cemetery in wester Ny.