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NY counties getting $30M for flu prevention, contact tracing

WHECTV
Updated: July 30, 2020 05:34 PM
Created: July 30, 2020 03:28 PM

NEW YORK (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $30 million in funding to New York State to support COVID-19 contact tracing and flu prevention.

Monroe County will be getting $1.1 million. 

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Ontario County is getting $308,996, Steuben County is getting $310,840, Wayne County is getting $304,948, Livingston County is getting $255,217, Genesee County is getting $258,726, Orleans County is getting $259,355, Wyoming County is getting $253,688, Seneca County is getting $202,384 and Yates County is getting $201,799.

Most of the funds will go toward increasing staffing capacity at local health departments.

The aim is to increase detection, surveillance and prevention of COVID-19.

$2 million will go toward expanding flu vaccination rates.

With flu season coming up in the fall, officials fear if there's another wave of the virus and with a severe influenza season, it could overwhelm the healthcare system. 


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