Otsego Suffers First COVID-19 Death, Broome Reports Third, Cases Jump In Tompkins
VESTAL, NY (WSKG) - The first person has died of COVID-19 in Otsego County, according to the health department. Meanwhile, a third person has died in Broome County.
Additional information was not immediately available about the case in Otsego County. In a release, County Executive Jason Garnar said the woman in Broome was in her 70s and died at UHS Hospital*.
As of Friday evening, Otsego County has six confirmed cases, Broome has 17 and Steuben has 14. Tompkins County has reported 16 more cases to bring the total there to 48.
Schuyler County has also reported its first positive case.
*Full Disclosure: UHS is a WSKG Underwriter.