Columbia, Schoharie counties dropped to ‘low risk’ for COVID

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New York State’s weekly tally of COVID cases went up 15% last week, but the list of counties deemed "high risk" is dropping.

In the Capital Region, Columbia and Schoharie counties are now in the "low risk" category.

Fifty-four counties in New York were deemed "high risk" a week ago. It was down to 32 on Tuesday.

State and federal health leaders urged people to wear masks indoors in public spaces in all counties within the high-risk category – regardless of vaccination status – to help curb the spread of the virus.