State Health reports 30 new positive COVID tests on Wednesday in Cortland County. Central New York is now 4th in the state ranking of the regional 7-day average of cases per 100,000 people.
Mohawk Valley 50.78, Southern Tier 51.25 and WNY 52.74. The CNY rate is 49.54, which is still 50% above the state average. Other COVID notes: Onondaga hospitals are stressed as COVID patients made up 7% of their total patients on Thursday. Tompkins County invoked a mask advisory, and Cornell University has again urged students to wear masks.
Cornell researchers have discovered a new molecule that could be used to develop the first COVID-19 nasal spray medication.