Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 30, 2020
Tops Friendly Market is partnering with the Department of health and human services to provide COVID-19 vaccines. Tops says the vaccine will be made available to retail pharmacies during Phase II of distribution and it will follow all guidelines set forth by the state and federal governments. No official time frame has been given yet but Governor Cuomo has said that late January may be the time when the vaccine can be given to the general population
COVID Update: Genesee county has 52 new cases and 118 people have recovered. 34 people are hospitalized. 7 of the new cases are at the VA nursing home. 6 are at Leroy Village Green and 3 are at Premier Genesee. We are saddened to report 5 deaths from coronavirus, 1 person was at Genesee Senior Living and 1 was at Premier Genesee. Orleans county has 63 new cases and 39 people have recovered. 19 people are hospitalized. There are 202 active cases in Genesee county and 171 in Orleans.
Genesee County Health Department officials are planning to issue a complete COVID-19 update at 10:30 tomorrow morning.
WBTA News will carry that update live.
Ready for wine, in a can? Although they have been available in 12.7 oz cans New York has now made it legal for wineries to sell wine and cider in 12 and 8.4 ounce cans. “Today’s decision to allow winemakers to sell their products in the most popular-sized cans will lead to further economic growth and allow producers to capitalize on an explosive trend,” Schumer said in a statement. “I’m proud to have helped New York’s wine industry cut through the bureaucratic red tape, can regulations that weren’t helping anybody, and uncork the full potential of the Upstate economy.” Over the last 10 years canned wine has become a 200 million dollar year industry.