OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County Public Well being Director Jiancheng Huang introduced Monday, June 21, that 4 new residents have examined optimistic for COVID-19 over the weekend.
There have been no new instances reported on Saturday and 4 had been reported on Sunday. This brings the overall cumulative variety of optimistic instances because the county started monitoring for COVID-19 in March 2020 to eight,118. There are at present 21 lively optimistic instances.
Starting in the present day, Oswego County will problem a weekly COVID-19 report each Monday which covers the earlier seven days. On this first weekly report, 9 instances of COVID-19 had been already reported in final week’s day by day studies from Monday, June 14 by way of Friday, June 18. Subsequent Monday’s report will embody new instances reported in the present day by way of Sunday, June 27.
This transition permits the well being and different departments to focus sources on vaccination clinics and different COVID-19 restoration actions.
“Because of all the arduous work we now have finished as a neighborhood to cut back the unfold of the virus and decrease new case counts. The County’s 7-day case counts proceed lowering and CDC has positioned the County to the ‘low neighborhood transmission’,” mentioned Huang. “However our work just isn’t finished. We all know that the virus continues to be in our communities and a few pockets of Oswego County and its inhabitants have low vaccination charges. New variants proceed to be a possible risk as effectively. Due to these items, we should improve COVID-19 vaccinations. The well being division retains working with native communities to advertise vaccination.”
Huang urges residents to get vaccinated if they’re eligible and to encourage their eligible members of the family and mates to get the vaccine as effectively. “The vaccines are secure, efficient and extensively out there,” he mentioned. “They’re additionally free, and residents don’t have to have medical insurance. There isn’t any out-of-pocket expense to get a shot.
He additionally reminds residents to remember to maintain their second dose appointments for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. “There’s nonetheless time for each resident to do their half to assist us get this virus underneath management and make our communities secure for everybody.”
This report is present as of three p.m. June 21.
Whole – of optimistic instances at present lively: 21
The next numbers are cumulative because the county started monitoring COVID-19 in March 2020. They are going to be up to date weekly to point out new instances or adjustments. Those that have been launched are usually not faraway from the working complete.
Whole – of assessments performed: 231,928
Whole – of destructive outcomes: 220,765
Whole – of optimistic instances: 8,118
Whole – of optimistic instances launched: 8,005
Whole deaths reported by the New York State Division of Well being: 92
Whole – of individuals in obligatory isolation/quarantine: 131
With regional and native companies’ help and plenty of neighborhood volunteer’s participation, the county well being division has run greater than 50 clinics since January 2021. The Well being Division continues its efforts to vaccinate extra residents. Appointments are at present out there for these aged 18 years and over for the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Pfizer vaccine is out there for these 12 years and over this Wednesday June 23 at Oswego County Alternatives, 9 4th Ave., Suite 11, Oswego. Appointments can be found between 4:30 and seven:30 p.m.
On June 30, 2021, between 1-3, the division will maintain its first walk-in clinic. To scale back wait time to register that day and keep the effectivity of clinic operations, pre-registration on-line will open tomorrow. On-line registration just isn’t required however is appreciated. Stroll-in is welcome.
Go to the division’s COVID-19 vaccine web page for particulars. Go to https://health.oswegocounty.com/ and click on on the hyperlink for “Native Info Concerning the COVID-19 Vaccination.” All Oswego County COVID-19 vaccination clinic registration hyperlinks are posted right here.
Make sure you verify again if a clinic seems to be prefer it doesn’t have any appointments out there. Appointments might change into out there if different individuals cancel or re-schedule theirs or if extra vaccine turns into out there.
The Oswego County COVID-19 Hotline can also be out there to assist individuals make appointments and reply any COVID-19-related questions. It’s open 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Monday by way of Friday. Name 315-349-3330.
The Oswego County Workplace for the Getting old can even assist individuals aged 60 and over who need assistance navigating the web to make appointments. Name 315-349-3484.
All these attending an Oswego County Well being Division vaccination clinic should have proof of age to obtain their shot. Proof of age could be a drivers’ license, beginning certificates, passport, or college ID. These with out proof of age won’t be vaccinated.
The Pfizer vaccine is the one vaccine accredited for these aged 12 and above proper now. The Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines are each solely accredited for these aged 18 and above. For details about the COVID-19 vaccines, click on on the “Reality Sheet” hyperlink for every one at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.
The Oswego County Well being Division has observed that some people have been reluctant to join the COVID-19 vaccine as a result of they don’t have medical insurance.
“I need to reassure residents that there isn’t a cost for the vaccine,” mentioned Supervising Public Well being Nurse Jodi Martin, with the well being division’s preventative providers division. “The small administrative price that will get billed to medical insurance just isn’t charged to people. Nobody shall be turned away for lack of medical insurance or the shortcoming to pay the price. All you want is an appointment and proof of age. Log on to our vaccination web page or name the Hotline to make an appointment and get vaccinated in the present day.”
Free transportation is offered to residents to go to COVID-19 testing and vaccination websites by way of a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Alternatives, Inc. Rides can be found between 6 a.m. and seven p.m. Monday by way of Saturday. Name 315-598-1514 to schedule a experience prematurely.
Chairman Weatherup reminds residents that the virus continues to be lively, and folks ought to assume they are often uncovered to COVID-19 anyplace they go. “With restrictions lifted, I urge residents to guard themselves in public areas, particularly if they aren’t vaccinated,” he mentioned. “Now just isn’t the time to let our guard down and abandon security practices. If in case you have not been vaccinated but, now could be the time to get your shot.”
Signs of COVID-19 embody fever, cough, shortness of breath or problem respiration, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills, gastrointestinal sickness and new lack of style or scent.
Residents are urged to proceed to take precautions towards the unfold of COVID-19 together with:
Get vaccinated if you’re 12 years of age or older.
Keep house if you’re sick and maintain your kids house if they’re sick.
Put on a face masks if you’re unvaccinated.
Hold six toes distance between you and people you don’t stay with, particularly if you’re unvaccinated.
These which are unvaccinated ought to proceed to put on a masks in public. All residents ought to observe the COVID 19 prevention measures that companies should have in place.
For extra info, go to the Oswego County Well being Division’s COVID-19 web page at health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 or name its COVID-19 Hotline at 315-349-3330. Telephone strains are open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday by way of Friday. For details about emotional helps, go to the Oswego County Division of Social Providers Division of Psychological Hygiene at www.oswegocounty.com/mentalhygiene.
Beneath New York State Public Well being Legislation, the Oswego County Well being Division is the native public well being authority concerning the COVID-19 pandemic response inside the County of Oswego. The Oswego County Well being Division works intently with New York State Division of Well being concerning COVID-19 monitoring, response, and reporting.