August 31 Tri-County Coronavirus Update
The Otsego County Department of Health is reporting on the latest coronavirus outbreak in the county, specifically Oneonta. Along with the New York State Department of Health, county health officials continue to investigate the SUNY Oneonta upsurge in cases. As yesterday, OCDH says that there are 94 lab confirmed cases and 34 suspect cases in SUNY Oneonta students. There are also 6 high school students in the county that have contracted COVID-19. Officials are advising that area residents who suspect they may have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, they should quarantine at home and contact the local health department at (607) 547-4230.
In Delaware County, Delaware County Public Health is reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19, no hospitalizations and 20 people are in mandatory quarantine. That brings the total case count to 106 (number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic).
In Chenango County, the health department is reporting (8/28/20) that there is one person hospitalized with COVID-19 with 79 people currently quarantining and since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, there have been 224 confirmed cases.
The Governor and all of our county health departments are advising diligence with handwashing, wearing masks in public, and for everyone to continue with social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.