COVID-19 Weekly Report
June 13, 2022
OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County continues to see a decrease in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations. Nonetheless, residents are reminded to remain vigilant and practice known strategies that help reduce the spread of the virus. These include staying home if sick, getting tested if showing symptoms, getting vaccinated and receiving a booster when eligible, and choosing to wear a mask as a protective measure. additional.
“While no vaccine provides 100% immunity, COVID-19 vaccines are very effective in protecting you from serious illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19 – and getting a booster boosts that protection even further. “said Jodi Martin, director of preventive services for the Oswego County Health Department. “Everyone who is eligible should be vaccinated and strengthened to protect the health of everyone in our community.”
Diane Oldenburg, Associate Public Health Educator for Oswego County, added, “Having eligible children and teens vaccinated against COVID-19 can prevent them from getting really sick if they catch the virus. Vaccinations can also keep them in school, summer camps, or daycare and participating safely in sports, games, and other group activities. Talk to your health care provider about your children’s vaccinations and boosters.
The Oswego County Health Department reported that 141 additional residents tested positive for the virus from Monday June 6 through Sunday June 12. This includes both lab-confirmed and home-based testing. In addition, three residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 between Sunday June 5 and Saturday June 11.
The following report reflects data collected from Monday, June 6 through Sunday, June 12:
- Number of laboratory/supplier tests: 1,875
- Number of laboratory/supplier positive cases: 112
- Percentage of lab/vendor positive cases: 5.97%
- Number of positive home test results: 29
The Oswego County Health Department receives weekly reports of new COVID-19 hospitalizations from local reporting hospitals, including Oswego, Crouse, St. Joseph’s Health and Upstate University. These counts are not part of a running total of hospitalizations. For more details, visit the Oswego County COVID-19 Dashboard at https://oswegogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/3fd162cd12264b418dc03bdebd7f5300.
The Oswego County Health Department holds immunization clinics every Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Clinics are also held the second Wednesday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in Wednesdays are accepted, but residents are strongly encouraged to come to health.oswegocounty.com/vaccines make an appointment to avoid waiting 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 website at the address 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.
Residents are asked to continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Get vaccinated and keep your COVID-19 vaccinations up to date.
- Stay home if you are sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
- Wear a properly fitted mask.
- Stay six feet away from others.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
- Test to prevent spreading the virus to others.
- Wash your hands often.
- Follow isolation and quarantine recommendations.
For more information, visit the Oswego County Health Department’s COVID-19 page at https://health.oswegocounty.com/COVID-19 or call its COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330. Callers may need to leave a message and a staff member will return the call.
Residents should contact their medical providers directly for personal medical advice on COVID-19 and vaccinations or boosters.
For more information on emotional supports, visit the Mental Hygiene Division of the Oswego County Department of Social Services at www.oswegocounty.com/mentalhygiene.
Under New York State Public Health Law, the Oswego County Health Department is the local public health authority for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the county of Oswego. The Oswego County Health Department is working closely with the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 surveillance, response, and reporting.