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NYS using data from Thanksgiving to develop winter covid plan

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Governor Cuomo said the state is collecting data from the Thanksgiving holiday to develop a new COVID-19 response plan for the winter.

That’s expected to include new micro-cluster requirements, along with plans for a statewide vaccine distribution.

It will likely increase testing of Kindergarten-8th graders in order to keep schools open.

Nearly 40 new cases were reported in Cortland County between yesterday and Wednesday.

That now surpasses 1,300 total, with 158 active and 1,100 being monitored.

Seven remain in the hospital.

Onondaga County confirmed just under 500 new cases over the course of two days.

County executive Ryan McMahon says more than 2,400 are now active.

Nearly 7k have recovered; 231 have died.

McMahon warned about the possibility of reaching more than 400 cases per day if current trends stay the course.

Local hospitals are at their busiest since the start of the pandemic.

They may soon have to return to suspending non-emergency care if things don’t turn around.

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