Broome County elevated to substantial virus transmission rate, CDC says – WBNG-TV

(WBNG) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Broome County is now considered to have a “substantial” transmission rate of COVID-19.

On Aug. 1, the CDC reported Broome County had a “moderate” transmission rate of the virus. The rate was elevated to substantial sometime between Aug. 1 and 4, according to the CDC’s Level of Community Transmission Map.

Counties with a “substantial” level of transmission are colored orange in the map posted above. A “moderate” level is signified in yellow, a “low” level is signified in blue, and a “high” level is signified in red.

Chenango and Delaware counties are also labeled as having a substantial rate of transmission.

Much of the Downstate area is considered to have a high transmission rate. Meanwhile, in Upstate New York, only Lewis County is considered to have a high transmission rate.