TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LOCALLY

When the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Finger Lakes and the economy was shut down, few people realized the toll the pandemic would take. Throughout it we have focused on delivering the most up-to-date information available from local health departments, regional control rooms, and Albany.

Moving forward we will update this page with the latest COVID-19 data and headlines. Looking for something specific? If it's been published - it will be here. Simply save or bookmark www.fingerlakes1.com/coronavirus to catch the latest at any time.

We have developed two sections, which will live permanently on this page. First is our 'COVID-19 Tracker', which is being updated daily. Please note that not all health departments are on the same release schedule for COVID data, nor are they all releasing the same data. We will publish as much information as is publicly available here. Below the table you will find our latest headline section, which includes the latest stories related to the pandemic.

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LATEST LOCAL COVID-19 NEWS & UPDATES

Seneca County Health Department will holds COVID vaccine clinic on Thursday

Seneca County Health Department will holds COVID vaccine clinic on Thursday

The Seneca County Health Department will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the health department building from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. Anyone over 18 MORE
COVID vaccine side effects are common: Which ones are most frequently reported? Should you be concerned?

COVID vaccine side effects are common: Which ones are most frequently reported? Should you be concerned?

Health experts are doubling-down on messaging that the side effects associated with the COVID-19 vaccine are not serious. There have been a wide assortment of alleged side effects associated with MORE
COVID vaccine side effects are common: Which ones are most frequently reported? Should you be concerned?

Official admits that Chinese vaccines not as effective, trials moving forward with mRNA versions

Top disease control officials in China are saying that their vaccines for COVID-19 do not have high-effecacy. The AP reports that Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said MORE
Seneca County Health Department will holds COVID vaccine clinic on Thursday

AG James: COVID-19 vaccine is 100% free, urges New Yorkers to get shot

The state’s attorney general issued an announcement this week, reminding New Yorkers that the COVID-19 vaccine is free, and residents should not be charged for receiving it. The message came MORE
Covid-19 Pandemic: A regression or progression for Bitcoins

Covid-19 Pandemic: A regression or progression for Bitcoins

Basics of cryptocurrencies and Covid-19 Covid-19 pandemic can be called as a blessing in disgust when it comes to the Bitcoin cryptocurrency users or investors. To understand the impact of MORE
COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Seneca County has openings

COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Seneca County has openings

The Seneca County Health Department says the COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for the Canoga Fire Department on Thursday still has slots open. The vaccine being given is the Johnson & MORE
What if you get COVID-19 between doses of vaccine?

What if you get COVID-19 between doses of vaccine?

What happens if you get the COVID-19 vaccine and then test positive for the virus? Specifically, the question has been posed- looking at the steps that are necessary if a MORE
Wegmans begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to those 18-and-older

Wegmans begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to those 18-and-older

Vaccine eligibility is expanding. On Tuesday, the state expanded the list of eligibility at its state- and county-run clinic sites to those who are 16-and-older. Now, Wegmans is also opening MORE
When will students go back full-time? Cuomo says state decision coming soon

When will students go back full-time? Cuomo says state decision coming soon

It’s been weeks, but the state says a decision on social distancing guidance is coming soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already made a decision on updating requirements MORE
Those 16-and-older no

Those 16-and-older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in New York

Those who are 16 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The change in New York is the final restriction lift, which allows any adult to get MORE
COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Ontario County on Wednesday

COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Ontario County: More than 1,100 doses available

There are more than 1,100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available in Ontario County. Public health officials in Ontario County will be hosting a drive-through event on April 7th at MORE
Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

It will be at least another year before things return to normal in Watkins Glen. For  26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard  MORE