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WATCH LIVE: Hochul COVID-19 update

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NEW YORK (WCAX) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul will hold a COVID briefing Wednesday morning.

Watch live at 10:30 on WCAX.com. Click here to view in a new browser window or watch above.

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The briefing comes after a federal judge Tuesday ruled that New York must continue to allow health care workers to seek exemptions from a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate on religious grounds as a lawsuit challenging the requirement proceeds. It means New York will continue to be barred from enforcing any requirement that employers deny religious exemptions.

Case counts in New York state have been relatively flat over the past two weeks, with hospitalizations and deaths down.

•As of Monday, Clinton County, New York, has had a total of 6,304 confirmed cases and 38 deaths.

•As of Tuesday, Essex County, New York, has had a total of 2,282 confirmed cases and 33 deaths.

•As of Tuesday, Franklin County, New York, has had a total of 4,146 confirmed cases and 20 deaths.

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