OSWEGO COUNTY – According to the Oswego County Health Department, there have been a total of 106 additional cases of COVID-19 (data from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20) this past week, and three more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.
“We are always sad to report the loss of a neighbor, regardless of any progress we make on the COVID-19 front,” said Oswego County Interim Public Health Director Vera Dunsmoor. “We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of these residents. It is important to remember that we must continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
Oswego County’s COVID-19 community level has been reduced to “low,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) now recommend that people wear a mask if they have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms or have tested positive for the virus. It is also recommended that people stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and get tested if they have symptoms.
The breakdown of data collected during the Nov. 14 to Nov. 20 time period is as follows:
- Number of lab/provider tests: 1,711
- Number of lab/provider positive cases: 92
- Percentage of lab/provider positive cases: 5.38%
- Number of at-home positive test results: 14
The health department reminds residents to report positive at-home COVID-19 test results and exposures at its online portal. People can also download the isolation/quarantine paperwork requested by schools and employers. Go to https://health.oswegocounty.com/COVID-19 and click on the appropriate link.
Residents who test positive are encouraged to notify any close contacts. The close contact should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days (with day one starting the day after their last exposure) and monitor themselves for symptoms. Contacts should test for COVID-19 on day six unless they develop symptoms sooner. Those who develop symptoms should isolate at home and test for COVID-19. They should stay home until they receive their test results. If positive, they should continue to isolate at home for at least five days. If negative, they should continue to take precautions through day 10.
The Oswego County Health Department offers weekly vaccination clinics at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego. Every Tuesday, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., staff administer general childhood and adult immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccines.
Appointments are required for all doses at all clinics to avoid wait times and assure that vaccines will be available. Go to: health.oswegocounty.com/vaccines.
Face masks are required at all county clinics and, while supplies last, at-home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed to those getting vaccinated. Vaccines are also available at local pharmacies and health care provider offices.
The Oswego County Office for the Aging can help those aged 60 and older who need help navigating the internet to make appointments for county clinics. Call 315-349-3484.
Free transportation is provided to residents to go to COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites through a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Rides are available between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 315-598-1514 to schedule a ride in advance.
Today’s statistics are below:
Oswego County’s COVID-19 dashboard can be found here.
- Oswego County’s seven-day positivity rate: 4.1% (Nov. 14: 3.4%)
- Total deaths reported: 219 (Nov. 14: 216)
- Numbers of those vaccinated can be found here.
Oswego County School Districts: Look for your school district’s COVID-19 report card here. It shows if there are any positive cases within the school district, for students and staff.
Oswego County Nursing Home Deaths: (as of Nov. 18)
- Nursing home deaths related to COVID-19 :
- At nursing home – 53 (no change)
- Outside nursing home – 8 (no change)
- Assisted living facility deaths related to COVID-19:
- At assisted living facility – 0 (no change)
- Outside assisted living facility – 0 (no change)
- Other adult care facility deaths released to COVID-19:
- At adult care facility: 1 (no change)
- Outside adult care facility: 3 (no change)
New York: (as of yesterday)
- Total # of positive cases: 6,244,030 (Nov. 14: 6,218,033)
- Total # of deaths as reported by the CDC: 75,522 (Nov. 14: 75,317)
Other updates from the state can be found here.
U.S.: (as of 2:21 p.m.)
- Total # of positive cases: 98,324,502 (Nov. 14: 98,030,615)
- Total # of deaths: 1,077,108 (Nov. 14: 1,074,599)
Worldwide: (as of 2:21 p.m.)
- Total # of positive cases: 638,249,265 (Nov. 14: 635,439,480)
- Total # of deaths: 6,621,560 (Nov. 14: 6,610,770)
- Oswego County COVID-19 Hotline: 315-349-3330
- Oswego County YouTube Updates
- These videos are briefings given by Oswego County officials once a month.
- Fulton Coronavirus Hotline – 315-895-4767
Free transportation is available to residents to go to COVID-19 test and vaccination sites through a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Transportation is available Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 315-598-1514 to schedule a ride in advance.
Report a positive at-home COVID-19 test here.
Links For Statistics:
The first two cases in Oswego County were confirmed March 22, 2020.