Rockland COVID Deaths Top 400; NYS Launches COVID Tracing Program

New York is launching a new contact tracing program to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The program would interview those infected by the virus and identify people they were in contact with to then keep the spread to a minimum. In his daily coronavirus briefing yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo took a swipe at Congress, saying they need to move faster to get more funding to the states…

On top of that, Rockland Legislators are concerned the county isn’t getting its share of federal financial aid through the state. Minority Leader Lon Hofstein of Clarkstown says the money from the federal “Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security” Act, also known as the CARES Act, is based on population and not percentage of cases, and he wants the governor to fix that…

Erie and Monroe Counties, which include the large cities of Buffalo and Rochester respectively, will be included in the CARES Act funding, but they have a fraction of the cases and deaths Rockland has had. The total number of cases of coronavirus across the state is now around 257,000 and 15,300 deaths, with, here in Rockland, around 9,700 reported cases, based on state data, and 422 confirmed deaths.

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