As expected, the weekly allotment of COVID-19 vaccines to Cortland County — and most of New York State — got delayed by severe winter weather in the southern US.
Every dose that was meant to go out Monday was held back. Only a limited amount were shipped on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“This delay will undoubtedly pose a logistical challenge for New York — but as we have shown over the last 350-plus days, we are New York Tough, and we are up to the challenge,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
State health officials are working with federal partners to expedite these deliveries and minimize the impact on local providers.
Yesterday’s single-day positivity rate was at its lowest point since November 23 at 3.15%.
It was also the 41st straight day of decline for the statewide 7-Day average positivity rate.
The southern storms are also affecting Central New Yorkers at the pump.
A quick 4-day jump increase in prices resulted from the shut down of all major Gulf Coast refineries.
Statewide, the average is up five cents since Monday at $2.65/gallon.
In the Cortland area, motorists are paying about the same, if not a couple pennies less.