One Year of COVID

March marks the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo began what would become a daily ritual for 100 days, holding a coronavirus briefing. Beginning in March 2020, Cuomo ordered a shutdown of the economy and schools that lasted months. Statewide, tens of thousands would be hospitalized, and nearly 800 people a day, were dying in New York during the peak of the outbreak. The number of COVID deaths has now reached nearly 50 thousand in the state. In our part of the North Country, the number of cases and deaths have, fortunately, been much lower. But over the past year, the impact has still been significant. This week, we take a look back.