Cornhole Tourney Spawns Outbreak

32 NEW CASES IN COUNTY

Cornhole Tourney

Spawns Outbreak

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – An additional 39 COVID-19 cases are being blamed in part on a Cornhole Tournament at the Schenevus VFW “on or around” Jan. 2, the county Health Department reports today.

That said, there are five fewer cases than the sum of yesterday’s active cases and today’s newly reported cases.

“The period for monitoring symptoms has passed. It is important to note that if you attended or know someone who attended are symptomatic, you should isolate yourself and be tested,” the release continues.

Hospitalizations increased by two, despite the death of a hospitalized area resident. According to County Public Health Director Heidi Bond, the death occurred in December at a hospital outside of Otsego County and it is only now being confirmed as a COVID-19 fatality. The deceased was a female over the age of 55.

Total active cases, as of today’s report are at 229. These numbers are expected to grow. Bond advises that community members continue to take precautions, avoid large gatherings, continue to follow guidelines issued by the CDC and so forth. More widespread anti-COVID vaccine accessibility is on the way; “We need to be diligent and patient,” Bond said.

Community members with questions or concerns related to the cornhole tournament should contact 607-547-4231.

 


4 thoughts on “Cornhole Tourney Spawns Outbreak

  1. Craig Morgan

    “Blamed”! What a beautiful way to set the narrative. Cower in fear and hide in your holes America! Don’t you dare try and live your lives, even if you do take precautions.

  2. RJ

    Well at least you all now have natural immunity which cannot be found inside a controversial vaccine, which you now don’t need, Laura. You can continue to cornhole to your heart’s content!

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