Weekly COVID briefing: County Executive Garner reports 107 new cases

The new cases mark a 16% decrease in new cases since last week
Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 1:50 PM EDT
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BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) -- Broome County Executive Jason Garner reported 107 new cases of COVID-19 in his briefing this morning.

The new cases mark a 16% decrease in new cases since last week adding to the 743 active cases in the county.

Garner reported that children continue to make up the highest percentage of new cases as 22% of new cases over the past seven days come from children.

Currently, 100 Broome County residents are hospitalized and over this past week, the county surpassed 400 COVID-related deaths.

Garner echoed his statements from last week about the example Binghamton University has set based on their vaccination rates and positive cases.

“Last week I mentioned the great example Binghamton university is setting, with a vaccination rate of 98% and a positivity rate of less than a half percent.”

He said, “That statistic bears repeating because it shows how effective the vaccine can be when enough people get it.”

63% of Broome County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 59% have received both doses.