Otsego County Suffers Another COVID-19 Related Death
The Otsego County Department of Health is reporting the 56th death due to coronavirus-related complications. Due to privacy laws, no information was released regarding the person's name, gender or age. Looking at COVID-19 case numbers reported by The Otsego County Department of Health (4/13): there were 27 new confirmed cases yesterday with 9 people currently hospitalized with complications from the virus. There are currently 138 known active cases in the county with a total of 56 COVID-19 related deaths. The Health Dept. has a COVID-19 dashboard with daily updates for the latest information.
In state vaccine related news, New York State is pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while an investigation proceeds into blood clots that occurred in a few individuals who received that vaccine 6 to 13 days after the shot was administered according to Governor Cuomo's Office.
To stay up to date on vaccine clinics in Otsego County, visit www.bassett.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine and www.otsegocounty.com. There is a New York State and Bassett Healthcare mass vaccination site at SUNY Oneonta for anyone currently eligible. Anyone 16 and older is now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. CLICK HERE to start the process of scheduling your vaccine appointment. You can also call for an appointment at 1-833-697-4829.
Delaware County Health officials have an update from yesterday (4/13), reporting 6 new cases. At that time, there were 113 active cases and 17 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications is at 46. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.
Delaware County Public Health announced a first-dose only COVID-19 vaccination clinic takes place this Thursday, April 15 at the A.O. Fox Tri-Town Campus on Pearl St. W. in Sidney. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. until 3:40 p.m. CLICK HERE to register. Walk-ins will not be accepted. This is the Moderna vaccine so only those 18 and older can participate. Do not register unless you meet the current eligibility.
- To see if you are eligible go covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine.
- Registration is open at the SUNY Oneonta mass vaccination site, to register go to am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
- For COVID-19 vaccine information, county health officials recommend visiting www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax.
Pharmacies are currently designated to vaccinate 16 and older. Below are local pharmacies administering the vaccine:
Browns Pharmacy in Deposit- www.brownsrxdeposit.com/covidvaccine
CVS in Margaretville www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Walgreens in Sidney, Delhi, Stamford- www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19?ban=covid_vaccine_landing_schedule
Additional assistance with getting a vaccine is available to New Yorkers through the NY State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.
In Chenango County, the health department reported new COVID-19 stats for the period of 4/10 to 4-12 on their facebook page. At that time, the health department was reporting 119 active cases, 7 hospitalizations related to the virus, and the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications are currently at 68. For those who are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and want to get on the county's wait list, send an email with your name, date of birth, address, phone number and eligibility criteria to COVID19@co.chenango.ny.us.
Chenango County Health officials posted this information on getting vaccines for those 16 and older:
To learn about upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics, visit www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health where you can register to receive your vaccine.
Below is a list of resources for vaccines for those 16 and older:
NYS Am I eligible site: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
Or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
For UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital you may call 607-337-4888
For BASSETT you may call the information line at 605-547-5555 or visit Bassett.org.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 CLICK HERE to learn what to do next.
To find a COVID-19 testing site near you visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.
To get information about COVID-19 vaccination distribution, CLICK HERE.
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