February 28, 2022 – Oswego County today
February 28, 2022 – Oswego County today

February 28, 2022 – Oswego County today

Graphics by Fred Reed.

OSWEGO COUNTY – According to the Oswego County Health Department, there have been a total of 288 additional cases of COVID-19 (data from February 21 to February 27) and three additional COVID-19-related deaths have been reported.

“Every death is a painful reminder that the fight against this virus is not over,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “Our condolences go out to the families and loved ones of these people.”

Huang said vaccines continue to be a powerful weapon to prevent hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19.

“From December 20, 2021 to January 19, 2022, there were 34 deaths as a result of COVID-19,” he said. “Among them, 20 or 58.8% were not fully or never vaccinated.”

Oswego County Medical Director Christian Liepke, MD added: “While vaccination remains our best defense against COVID-19, it is also good to know that there are now drugs that have received emergency use permits from the FDA and CDC to treat the virus. People testing positive for COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider immediately to determine if they meet certain eligibility criteria to start treatment. ”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new widget on its website (www.cdc.gov) to control nationwide COVID-19 community levels by county.

“‘COVID-19 County Check’ is a measurement tool that refocuses efforts to monitor COVID-19 and helps communities decide what preventative measures to take based on the latest data,” Huang said. “Currently, Oswego County is listed at the ‘high’ level. That means we should continue our efforts to minimize the burden on our health care system and protect the most vulnerable people in our community. CDC data also show that residents of Oswego County are slowly but steadily being vaccinated against COVID-19. The county health department urges residents to be vaccinated if they are eligible and thanks all pharmacies and providers’ offices who continue to help with the vaccination effort. “

The following report reflects data collected from Monday 21 February to Sunday 27 February:

  • Number of laboratory / provider tests: 3,119
  • Number of positive cases of laboratory / providers: 253
  • Percentage of laboratory / provider positive cases: 8.11%
  • Number of positive test results in the home: 35

A further 15 residents of Oswego County were hospitalized due to COVID-19 between Sunday, February 20 and Saturday, February 26, according to the hospitalization report received by the Oswego County Health Department. New admissions figures are not part of a current sum of admissions. For admission information such as age groups and vaccination status, go to the Oswego County COVID-19 Dashboard at https://oswegogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/3fd162cd12264b418dc03bdebd7f5300.

The Oswego County Health Department continues to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the county, and vaccines are also available at many local pharmacies and health care providers. Face masks are still required at all clinics and at home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed to those who are vaccinated at a county clinic while stocks last.

Go to https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/covid-19_vaccine.php for a complete list of upcoming clinics.

The Oswego County Office of the Aging can help people 60 and older who need help navigating the Internet to make appointments. Call 315-349-3484.

Free transportation is provided to residents to go to COVID-19 test and vaccination sites through a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Amusements are available between 06:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday. Call 315-598-1514 to plan a trip in advance.

Oswego County developed a portal where residents can report positive COVID-19 test results at home, exposure to the virus, and get the necessary insulation / quarantine paperwork for schools and employers. Go to https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/index.php and click on the appropriate link on the left side of the screen.

Test results received from doctors’ offices, pharmacies and other test sites MUST NOT be self-reported. However, if isolation orders are needed for school, employers or other reasons, people can request these documents using the portal’s “Report a positive (laboratory) test” option.

The National Board of Health encourages residents who test positive to notify close contacts immediately. The close contact must then go to the State’s website at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing to find out if they meet the criteria for quarantine. If they do, they must report the exposure on the county health board’s online portal.


Today’s statistics are below:

Oswego County:

Oswego County’s COVID-19 dashboard is available here.

  • Oswego County’s seven days positivity rate : 7.3% (February 22: 8.4%)
  • Total deaths reported: 177 (February 22: 174)
  • The number of those vaccinated can be found here.

SUNY Oswego Statistics: Note – the college has stopped releasing information on its website and instead statistics are available on SUNY-wide COVID-19 Tracker.

Oswego County School District: Look for your school district’s COVID-19 report here. It shows if there are positive cases within the school district, for students and staff.

Oswego County Nursing Home Deaths: (from 27 February)

  • Nursing home deaths related to COVID-19:
    • In nursing homes – 50 (no change)
    • Outside nursing homes – 7 (no change)
  • Assistant housing deaths related to COVID-19:
    • In nursing homes – 0 (no change)
    • Outside nursing homes – 0 (no change)
  • Other things adult care deaths released to COVID-19:
    • At the adult care center: 0 (no change)
    • Outside adult care: 1 (no change)

New York: (of yesterday)

  • Total number of positive cases: 4,902,411 (February 22: 4,889,903)
  • Total number of death: Dead as reported by the CDC: 69,231 (February 22: 68,895)

Other state updates can be found here.

U.S: (from 15:21)

  • Total number of positive cases: 79,015,564 (February 22: 78,609,735)
  • Total number of deaths: 949,633 (February 22: 938,366)
  • Total number of vaccine doses administered: 550,725,675 (February 22: 548,190,135)

Worldwide: (from 15:21)

  • Total number of positive cases: 436,013,970 (February 22: 427,169,421)
  • Total number of deaths: 5,953,664 (February 22: 5,902,878)

Resources:

COVID-19 information:

  • Oswego County COVID-19 Hotline: 315-349-3330
  • Oswego County YouTube Updates
    • These videos are briefings given by Oswego County officials every other Tuesday.
  • Fulton Coronavirus Hotline – 315-895-4767

Test information:

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 to Friday between 6.00 and 19.00. drive in advance.

Report a positive COVID-19 test at home here.

Vaccine information:

Miscellaneous:

Links to statistics:

The first two cases in Oswego County were confirmed on March 22, 2020.


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