VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said that Governor Cuomo was mistaken when he said there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Broome County.
At a briefing on the latest coronavirus numbers in New York Thursday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo said there is now a confirmed case of COVID-19 in both Delaware and Broome Counties.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says, at least for his county, Cuomo is mistaken. He said that positive test is from a different county.
Speaking with reporters after Cuomo’s afternoon briefing, Garnar called the miscommunication frustrating. He’s said he’s unsure how the mistake happened and is confident Broome will be ready if a positive test shows up in the county.
WXXI, Rochester’s public radio station, is also reporting the Governor Cuomo’s office was mistaken about Monroe County’s numbers as well.
Meanwhile, Delaware County said there is a confirmed case in there, but couldn’t immediately offer much information on the individual. A county health official told WSKG they were not made aware of the confirmed case until Governor Cuomo’s briefing.