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Around 30% of all Wayne County COVID deaths to date came in last 5 weeks



Lyons, New York — According to health officials, 29.47% of the total number of deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wayne County happened from November 1 to December 7.

Citing rising transmission rates in the region, two days earlier the county declared a state of emergency.

Wayne County has reported a total of 96 deaths related to coronavirus to date, as of Tuesday.

On December 2, public health officials reported record highs for new COVID-19 cases, active cases, and hospitalizations.

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors is asking residents to get vaccinated, practice protective measures, and avoid large social gathers.

According to the active emergency declaration, the county’s chairman is allowed to issue local orders to “protect the health, safety, and property of Wayne County residents.”

At this time, no additional orders have been issued by the county.