Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 31, 2020
The Coronavirus has claimed its first life in Genesee County.
Officials said a person, over the age of 65, who resided in the central part of the county, has died from the virus.
There are now 12 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Orleans County has a total of five cases.
More coronavirus cases and deaths are being reported across New York State. Over 1,200 people have been killed by the virus while the number of confirmed cases is more than 66,000. Governor Cuomo said he believes the highest number of infections is still a couple of weeks away.
The Village of Albion has announced that its closing all village parks to help slow the spread of the virus. Albion police say there have been too many people playing football and basketball and using playground equipment in a way that does not conform to social distancing guidelines.
A new poll shows New Yorkers are giving Governor Cuomo high marks for how he’s dealing with the Coronavirus crisis. According to the Siena College poll, 87 percent of those surveyed approve of the job he’s doing. When it comes to the federal response, only 41 percent of those polled say they believe President Trump is doing a good job.
Traffic on the New York State Thruway has declined during the Coronavirus outbreak. Officials say traffic dropped over 30 percent between March 8th and the 28th.
The Girl Scouts of Western New York has moved to all-online sales of cookies. They had to cancel more than 750 planned, in-person cookie sales booths.