Weekly COVID-19 Statistics Update: October 26 – November 1 – Oswego County Today – Oswego Daily News

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OSWEGO COUNTY – According to the Oswego County Health Department, as of 1 p.m., there have been a total of 383  additional cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and five more county residents have died this past week.

“I’m sorry to report that we’ve lost five more neighbors to this disease,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “Our condolences go out to their families and friends.”

The number of new cases in Oswego County have decreased compared to the last several weeks and the number of vaccinations continues to increase slowly. Just 55.5% of residents are now fully vaccinated.

Huang said that the COVID-19 virus is still active in our county, which puts those who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated at a higher risk of contracting the disease and developing severe cases. 

“Many people think that those who previously contracted the virus now have a naturally acquired immunity against it,” he said. “However, a recent study reported that unvaccinated adults with a previous COVID-19 infection are five times more likely to be hospitalized due the to the virus than those who are fully vaccinated. I encourage those who are eligible for the vaccine to get their shot and help us protect our communities. The vaccine will protect you and your family as well as those who are not eligible to receive the vaccine themselves. Working together, we can make this county safer and healthier.”

The Oswego County Health Department continues to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 1 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

This Wednesday, Nov. 3, health department staff will administer the patient’s choice of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine between 1 and 5:30 p.m., and the Moderna vaccine between 5 and 5:30 p.m. only. 

This clinic includes first, second or third doses of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccines, the one-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson boosters. Those eligible for a booster must register in advance. 

Separate clinics are scheduled for the Moderna booster. The first will run from 2 to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 1 and the second is planned for next Monday, Nov. 8, also from 2 to 5 p.m.  

The Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics are open to anyone who is eligible for the vaccine. The Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine is approved for those aged 12 years and over. The Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for those aged 18 years and over. The Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna vaccines are both two-dose vaccines and the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one-dose vaccine. 

Walk-ins are welcome; however, online registration is encouraged and appreciated for the clinic’s efficiency. 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 people who had the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine get a booster shot with any of the three available vaccines two months after their initial shot. 

For those who received the Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccines, the CDC states that the following people SHOULD get a booster shot six months from their last dose:

  • Those who are 65 years old and over.
  • People who are 18 years old and over and live in a long-term care setting such as a nursing home.
  • Those who are 50 to 64 years old with certain underlying medical conditions (HIV, active cancer, COPD, asthma, chronic kidney disease, sickle cell, obesity, heart disease, chronic liver disease, immune deficiency, diabetes, or history of solid organ transplant or STEM cell transplant etc.).

The CDC further states that, for those who received the Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccines, the following people MAY CHOOSE to get a booster shot six months after their last dose: 

  • Those who are 18 to 49 years old with certain underlying medical conditions mentioned above.
  • Those who are 18 to 64 years old and work in a setting that puts them at high risk of COVID-19 exposure. This includes first responders such as police, firefighters and health care workers, as well as those who work in grocery stores, food and agricultural sites, education and daycare facilities, manufacturing and public transit places, correctional facilities and the US Postal Service.

Today’s statistics are below:

Oswego County: (as of 1 p.m.) 

  • Oswego County’s seven-day positivity rate : Not available yet (October 25: 6.5%)
  • Total # of active cases: 403 (October 25: 506)
  • Total # of positive cases: 12,942 (October 25: 12,559)
  • Total # of recoveries: 12,427 (October 25: 11,946)
  • Total # tests: 309,198 (October 25: 302,407)
  • Total # of negative results: 292,168 (October 25: 285,900)
  • Total # of people in mandatory isolation/quarantine: 1,179 (October 25: 1,463)
  • Total # of deaths: 120 (October 25: 115) 
  • Numbers of those 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

101-150 confirmed cases: Minetto, Williamstown

201-250 confirmed cases: Albion, Parish

251-300 confirmed cases: New Haven

351-400 confirmed cases: Palermo, Sandy Creek, West Monroe

Over 400 confirmed cases: City of Fulton, City of Oswego, Constantia, Granby, Hannibal, Hastings, Mexico, Oswego Town, Richland, Schroeppel, Scriba, Volney

SUNY Oswego Statistics: (as of today) Note – the college has stopped releasing information on its site, and instead statistics are available on the SUNY-wide COVID-19 Tracker.

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 October 30)

  • Nursing home deaths related to COVID-19 :
    • At nursing home – 49 (no change)
    • Outside nursing home – 7 (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: 0 (no change)
    • Outside adult care facility: 1 (no change)

New York: (as of yesterday) 

  • Total # of positive cases: Not available yet (October 25: 2,513,744)
  • Total # of deaths: Not available yet (October 25: 45,376)
    • The Health Electronic Response Data System is a NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities only. Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – Not available yet (October 25: 57,741). This daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes those who died in any location, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, at home, in hospice and other settings.

Other updates from the state can be found here.

U.S.: (as of 2:22 p.m.)

  • Total # of positive cases: 46,026,124 (October 25: 45,489,454)
  • Total # of deaths: 746,471
  • Total # of vaccine doses administered: 420,397,761 (October 25: 411,955,885)

Worldwide: (as of 2:22 p.m.)

  • Total # of positive cases: 246,987,538 (October 25: 243,920,973)
  • Total # of deaths: 5,004,113 (October 25: 4,952,546)

Resources:

COVID-19 Information:

Testing 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 through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 315-598-1514 to schedule a ride in advance.

Vaccine Information:

Miscellaneous:

Links For Statistics:

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