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Written by on April 10, 2020

Genesee County’s COVID-19 infections now total 63. Nine more cases were added yesterday…that’s makes 40 new cases in the past four days.
It has also been reported that four detainees at the Federal Detention Facility in Batavia have tested positive for the corona virus….two of the detainees are from Honduras, one from Somalia and one from Pakistan.

With word that six-point-six million people filed for unemployment last week….come widespread accounts that the state Department of Labor computer systems are overloaded and failing. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state has hired 1,000 people to help unemployed New Yorkers:
The State Department of Labor has just created a new online application system. The departments says most applicants will be contacted directly within 72 hours of filing an unemployment claim.

The unidentified victim of car pedestrian accident on Highland Park was not seriously injured.
Police have reported that – while the victim was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Hospital Wednesday night – he was treated and released.
Police now asking the public for help finding the driver of the car that backed into a home striking the victim, and leaving the scene.

Golfers across the state are going to have to wait a few more weeks to hit the links again.
New guidelines say golf courses are now considered non-essential businesses and must remain closed until April 29th.
The news may be easier for golfers to take once you look outside this morning and see up to an inch of snow that fell overnight.

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