Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 15, 2020

One new positive case of COVID-19 reported in Batavia. This brings the total cases in Genesee County to 77. Officials say the latest case is an individual in their 30’s.
A map of COVID-19 cases in Genesee county shows the vast number of them…51…are in the city and town of Batavia, which are the population centers of the county.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State now tops 200,000. The death toll is closing in on 11,000.
There is a growing number of coronavirus outbreaks and deaths at nursing homes statewide. The State Health Commissioner says most of the individuals who have passed away at those facilities were elderly and had underlying health problems.

T F Browns Restaurant has closed, at least until the coronavirus outbreak is over.
The popular eatery has been open for take-out.
Owner Rick Mancuso says he is shutting down completely until the state allows him to reopen as a full service restaurant.

The Salvation Army in Batavia says emergency food supplies are very limited.
They are asking that that their patrons only access the food panty when necessary.
The food distribution is held at the rear door of the Salvation Army Headquarters on East Main Street Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
You are asked to remain in your car and be prepared to show ID.

The owners of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres have reacted to the loss of business caused by the coronavirus.
Pegula Sports Entertainment has announced 21 people have been laid off and another 104 furloughed, three dozen others are taking a temporary pay cut.
The company says it will continue to pay health insurance for all sidelined employees.

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