Things are chagrining fast in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.  Everyday we hear of new changes in the landscape.  The latest being the relaxing of the mask-wearing mandates.  Also people are dining inside restaurants at a greater capacity, outdoor live events are being posted all over the state and vaccines are literally covering the entire state.

But one thing that doesn't seem to change is the constant daily mention of another death do to the COVID-19 virus.

The Otsego County Department of Health reports a 62nd person has died from COVID-19 related complications. The individual’s age and gender were not made available. It is the 43nd death this year. There are 50 active cases with 3 people hospitalized. The department reminds those who don’t have time to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment that the State Mass Vaccination Site at SUNY Oneonta is accepting walk-ins. Hours are 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. 7 days a week.  Hundreds of local residents have availed themselves of the SUNY site for vaccinations and we are blessed to have them in our area.

You can visit the Otsego Department of Health website to get a detailed break down on hospitalizations, infections, active cases and death from the pandemic.

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for safety, and to keep an eye on these guidelines as they continue to change at a rapid pace.  We also encourage all of our listeners to get vaccinated!  The sooner we all get a "shot in the arm" the sooner we will all have a shot at returning to normal..

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.