Yesterday, the Cortland County Health Department reported its first single-digit increase of COVID-19 cases since November 3.
Nine additional positives were listed, along with one admission that makes 10 current hospitalizations.
As infection rates trend downward, local health officials are praising their communities for taking initiative after post-holiday spikes.
The next step in defeating the virus is getting people vaccinated.
Central New York currently leads the state with administering 98% of the total first doses received thus far.
County officials anticipate more clinics at SUNY this week, but as for when and how many — those details are still being determined.
State DOH has urged residents 65 years and older to first try pharmacies or state-run clinics, but those are also booked up.
In the meantime, patience remains vital while more doses are secured.