Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 21, 2020
Add five more positive cases of coronavirus in Genesee County that brings the total detected to 127.
Of the five new cases: two reside in Batavia, two in Elba and one lives in LeRoy. The health department reports that three individuals, previously listed as positive for the virus, have recovered and released from mandatory isolation.
Orleans County reports seven new positive case, all from Albion.
Governor Cuomo will be heading to the White House today for a meeting with President Trump. The president said during a briefing yesterday he was looking forward to the governor’s visit. The pair have clashed in recent weeks over the response to the coronavirus crisis. There’s no word yet on exactly what the two leaders are going to discuss. New York has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any state in the country. Thousands of Empire State residents have also lost their lives.
Governor Cuomo says the state is developing a plan that will allow some upstate hospitals to resume elective surgeries. He said any plan would be developed on a regional rather than county level.
The lack of elective surgeries has placed a financial burden on hospitals. Elective surgeries are a money maker for hospitals.
More details are expected to be released today.
The United Way of Genesee County has now cancelled this year’s Day of Caring.
The popular event was originally scheduled for May 13th, then postponed
to later this year has now been cancelled entirely.
This note for residents of Attica and Alexander: today’s planned water disruption will not happen.
Officials say the water main shut down has been postponed until this Friday, April 24th.