July 18, 2022 – Oswego County Today


Graphic by Fred Reed.

OSWEGO COUNTY – According to the Oswego County Health Department, there have been a total of 174 additional cases of COVID-19 (data from July 11 to July 17) in the past week, and one more death has been reported.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual,” said Vera Dunsmoor, Oswego County Deputy Director of Public Health. “Of course, we never want to see these reports as we work our way out of the pandemic. Moving forward, we must all continue to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and reverse the number of new positive cases of the virus.

The following report reflects data collected from Monday, July 11 through Sunday, July 17:

  • Number of laboratory/supplier tests: 1,675
  • Number of laboratory/supplier positive cases: 141
  • Percentage of laboratory/vendor positive cases: 8.42%
  • Number of positive home test results: 33

Four other Oswego County residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 between Sunday July 10 and Saturday July 16, according to the hospital report received by the Oswego County Health Department. The new hospitalization counts are not part of a running total of hospitalizations. For hospitalization details such as age ranges and vaccination status, access the Oswego County COVID-19 Dashboard at https://oswegogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps /dashboards/3fd162cd12264b418dc03bdebd7f5300.

The Oswego County Health Department continues to hold weekly vaccination clinics. COVID-19 vaccines are available for children aged 6 months and older as well as adults. The clinics operate every Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. An additional clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Walk-in visits are accepted on Wednesdays, but residents are strongly encouraged to go to health.oswegocounty.com/vaccines to schedule an appointment to avoid wait times.

The Oswego County Office for Seniors can help seniors 60 and older who need help navigating the internet to book an appointment. Call 315-349-3484.

Vaccines are also available at local pharmacies and health care provider offices. Face masks are required at all clinics and home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed to those who get vaccinated at a county clinic while supplies last.

Free transportation is provided for residents to travel 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 see you on Friday. Call 315-598-1514 to plan a ride in advance.

Oswego County has developed a portal for residents to report positive COVID-19 home test results, exposure to the virus, and obtain necessary isolation/quarantine documents for schools and employers. Go to https://health.oswegocounty.com/COVID-19 and click on the appropriate link.

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

The health department encourages residents who test positive to notify any close contacts immediately. The close contact should 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 quarantine criteria . If they do, they should report the exposure on the county health department’s online portal.


Today’s stats are below:

Oswego County:

The Oswego County COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.

  • Oswego County seven-day positivity rate: 7.9% (11 July: 6.8%)
  • Total number of reported deaths: 201 (11 July: 200)
  • The number of people vaccinated can be found here.

SUNY Oswego Statistics: Note – the college has stopped publishing information on its site, and instead statistics are available on the SUNY-wide COVID-19 tracker.

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

Deaths in Oswego County nursing homes: (as of July 14)

  • Deaths in retirement homes linked to COVID-19:
    • In nursing home – 51 (no change)
    • Outside the nursing home – 7 (no change)
  • Deaths in assisted living facilities related to COVID-19:
    • In an assisted living facility – 0 (no change)
    • External assisted living – 0 (no change)
  • Other deaths in adult care facilities discharged for COVID-19:
    • In an adult care facility: 1 (no change)
    • Outdoor establishment for adults: 3 (no change)

New York: (since yesterday)

  • Total positive cases: 5,684,192 (July 11: 5,632,779)
  • Total deaths reported by CDC: 72,414 (July 11: 72,218)

Other status updates can be found here.

WE: (from 3:20 p.m.)

  • Total positive cases: 89,618,041 (July 11: 88,641,259)
  • Total deaths: 1,023,913 (July 11: 1,020,938)
  • Total number of vaccine doses administered: 595,515,827 (11 July: 593 907 790)

Worldwide: (from 3:20 p.m.)

  • Total positive cases: 563,166,384 (July 11: 556,013,521)
  • Total deaths: 6,370,540 (July 11: 6,351,935)

Resources:

COVID-19 information:

  • Oswego County COVID-19 Helpline: 315-349-3330
  • Oswego County YouTube Updates
    • These videos are briefings given by Oswego County officials once a month.
  • Fulton Coronavirus Helpline – 315-895-4767

Testing information:

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 Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 315-598-1514 to schedule a ride ahead.

Report a positive COVID-19 home test here.

Vaccine information:

Various:

Links for statistics:

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

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