Local COVID-19 Updates

Here is a listing of the most up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 cases in the four-county area. The information comes from the websites of the public health departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties (Note: not all the departments provide the same information).

WATERLOO — Seneca County quickly used up its initial 400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at clinics conducted Jan. 14 at the Health Department and Jan. 16 at del Lago Resort & Casino.


ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo was hardly the only governor to be granted emergency powers during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, when issues such as the procurement of medical supplies and personal protection equipment were critical.

I belong to the group of people now allowed to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the “1B” crowd, but maybe putting an ethics professor into this mix isn’t the best idea.


ITHACA — Entrepreneur Greg Galvin didn’t factor the pandemic into his business plans for the year. He didn’t expect the shutdowns or the equipment shortages. And, he didn’t plan on quickly pivoting his biotechnology company to provide a quick, accurate COVID-19 test that enabled Cayuga Healt…


NEWARK — Starting next week, Rochester Regional Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics — including those at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital — will include people 65 and older.


NEWARK — When he learned people 75 and over were eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Ralph Jurgens called a state vaccination hotline first thing Monday morning.

National COVID-19 Updates

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic.