October 12 – October 18 – Oswego County today
OSWEGO COUNTY – According to the Oswego County Health Department, as of 1 p.m. there had been a total of 531 additional cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and three other county residents died last week.
“We are also sad to report that we lost three other residents to COVID-19 last week,” said Jiancheng Huang, director of public health for Oswego County. “Each death is an unfortunate setback in our efforts to fight this virus and something we never want to see. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of these patients. “
Huang said the weekly number of new cases remains high in Oswego County.
“In the past few weeks, on average, around a third of new cases are school-related,” Huang said. “There are many micro-groups in many families in the community. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 12,000 positive cases have been reported. This means that approximately 10% of our residents have been infected with the COVID virus. “
Huang said the number of fully vaccinated residents continues to slowly increase. Currently, 55.4% of residents of Oswego County have been vaccinated.
“With a high natural infection and an increasingly fully vaccinated part of the population, the remaining third of the county’s residents are at increased risk of contracting the virus,” Huang said. “I encourage vaccine-eligible residents to get fully immunized to protect themselves and those who are not eligible for vaccines. By working together, we can make this community safer and healthier.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available from the county health department, at area pharmacies and community health care clinics, and from local doctors and health care providers.
The Oswego County Department of Health holds COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.
The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to anyone eligible for the vaccine. Patients may receive their first, second or third dose of the vaccine or the Pfizer (Comirnaty) booster. Currently, no Moderna booster is available. Those eligible for the Pfizer booster must register in advance.
On Wednesday, October 20, healthcare staff will administer the Pfizer and Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the patient between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and the Moderna vaccine between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. only.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both two-dose vaccines and the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people 12 years of age and older. Moderna and Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for people 18 years of age and older.
While walk-in visits are welcome, online pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated for the efficiency of the clinic. People can pre-register online at https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/covid-19_vaccine.php or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330.
The CDC recommends that certain groups of people receive the Pfizer booster six months after their last dose of Pfizer. They understand:
- Those who are 65 and over.
- People aged 18 and over who live in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home.
- Those aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions (HIV, active cancer, COPD, asthma, chronic kidney disease, sickle cell disease, obesity, heart disease, chronic liver disease, immune deficiency, diabetes, or a history of solid organ or stem cell transplant, etc.).
The CDC further states that the following groups may choose to receive the Pfizer booster if they have previously received the Pfizer vaccine:
- Those who are between 18 and 49 years old with certain underlying medical conditions mentioned above.
- Those between the ages of 18 and 64 and work in an environment that puts them at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. This includes first responders such as police, firefighters and healthcare workers, as well as those who work in grocery stores, food and farm sites, educational and child care facilities, manufacturing and transportation locations. in common, correctional facilities and the United States Postal Service.
Today’s statistics are below:
Oswego County: (from 15h)
- Oswego County Seven-Day Positivity Rate: Not Yet Released (Oct 11: 8.2%)
- Total number of active cases: 647 (October 11: 601)
- Total number of positive cases: 12,187 (October 11: 11,656)
- Total number of recoveries: 11,437 (October 11: 10,955)
- Total number of tests: 296,690 (October 11: 290,364)
- Total number of negative results: 280,719 (October 11: 275,114)
- Total number of people in isolation / mandatory quarantine: 1,558 (October 11: 1,999)
- Total number of deaths: 112 (October 11: 109)
- The numbers of people vaccinated can be found here.
Municipalities with cases: Map updated today.
11-25 confirmed cases: Boylston
51-75 confirmed cases: Amboy, Redfield
76-100 confirmed cases: Orwell, Williamstown
101-150 confirmed cases: Minetto
201-250 confirmed cases: Albion, Parish
251-300 confirmed cases: New Haven
301-350 confirmed cases: Sand stream
351-400 confirmed cases: Palermo, West Monroe
Over 400 confirmed cases: City of Fulton, City of Oswego, Constantia, Granby, Hannibal, Hastings, Mexico, City of Oswego, Richland, Schroeppel, Scriba, Volney
SUNY Oswego Statistics: (to date) Note – the college has stopped posting information on its site, and instead statistics are available on SUNY-wide COVID-19 tracking.
Oswego County School Districts: Look for your school district’s COVID-19 report card here. It shows if there are any positive cases in the school district, for students and staff.
Oswego County Nursing Home Deaths: (as of October 16, no change)
- Deaths in retirement homes linked to COVID-19:
- In a retirement home – 49 (no change)
- Outside retirement home – 7 (no change)
- COVID-19 Assisted Living Deaths:
- In assisted living – 0 (no change)
- Exterior serviced residence – 0 (no change)
- Other deaths in adult care facilities released for COVID-19:
- In an adult care facility: 0 (no change)
- Outside an adult care facility: 1 (no change)
New York: (since yesterday)
- Total number of positive cases: not yet published (October 11: 2,457,531)
- Total number of deaths: not yet published (October 11: 44,902)
- The Health Electronic Response Data System is a NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily data on deaths, as reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care facilities only. Total number of deaths reported and compiled by the CDC – not yet released (October 11: 57 047). This daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes people who have died in any location, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, home care , in hospices and in other settings.
Other status updates can be found here.
we: (from 13:21)
- Total number of positive cases: 44,977,929 (October 11: 44,396,097)
- Total number of deaths: 724,976 (October 11: 713,706)
- Total number of vaccine doses administered: 406,619,414 (October 11: 400 380 316)
Worldwide: (from 13:21)
- Total number of positive cases: 240,957,825 (October 11: 238,122,772)
- Total number of deaths: 4,902,519 (October 11: 4,855,528)
Free transportation is available for residents to get to COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites through a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Transportation is available Monday through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 315-598-1514 to schedule a ride in advance.
Links for statistics:
Notes: TThe total number of positive cases in Oswego County has been cumulative since March 2020 and the number of healings and deaths matches those numbers. SUNY Oswego cases are included in the county figures, however, the county only tracks those who live in Oswego County. This means that students who chose to leave and return to their home county and test positive there will be included on the college scorecard, but not the county scorecard. Their positive result would be reported to their home country, not here.
The first two cases in Oswego County were confirmed on March 22, 2020.