Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 6, 2020

Local coronavirus infections rose by one over the weekend.
The Genesee Orleans Health departments reported late Saturday that one new positive case of COVID-19 was reported.
In neighboring Orleans County: two new cases were announced Saturday. This brings Orleans’ total to nine. No further information on these newest cases will be revealed until this afternoon.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York could be at or near a plateau of its COVID-19 outbreak but that the next few days will tell. He says the number of patients being released from hospitals is rising, while the number of new hospitalizations is dropping.

A show of support for working men and women in Genesee County helping to deal with the coronavirus outbreak..
More than 150 big trucks rolled down Route 5 from Stafford yesterday afternoon.
The Corona Convoy as it came to be known traveled, with police escort, through seven towns in the county.
The convoy also raised $4,500 dollars for Crossroads House.

A new test being made in Rochester is designed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19. The test allows researchers to check for antibodies that would determine if a person had the coronavirus and recovered from it. It would help researchers better understand how the virus has spread.

Domestic violence victims have a new resource during the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a new hotline with the promise that every single call will be responded to and investigated. The number is on our website. In some areas of New York, there has been a 15-to-20-percent increase in domestic violence reports, due to most residents staying at home


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