COVID-19 latest — Positives drop again in Suffolk County, Vaccine eligibility update, Gov. Cuomo said New York is at a crossroads

HOLBROOK, NY ( / — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, from OnSachem News: Positives dropped for the second consecutive day in Suffolk County // Learn who is eligible for the vaccine under New York state's Phase 1B // In the State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo said we are at crossroads.

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HOLBROOK, NY — COVID-19 daily positives dipped slightly for the second consecutive day in Suffolk County, even as the number of tests increased. Read more from OnSachem News.

NEW YORK — New York state on Monday broadened the array of people eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations under its Phase 1B. Those now eligible include public-facing grocery store workers, school staff aside from teachers, in-person college instructors, child care workers, and individuals living and working in homeless shelters. Read more from OnSachem News.

ALBANY, NY — With tens of thousands of his fellow New Yorkers dead from the still-spreading COVID-19 virus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday used his 11th State of the State address to call for a new “spirit of optimism” and diligence to fight the pandemic as the state prepares to move to a post-COVID society. Read more from OnSachem News.

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