Tri-County COVID-19 Cases And Vaccine Update Feb. 19
The Otsego County Department of Health reported yesterday (2/18) that there were 17 new confirmed cases with 7 people currently hospitalized with complications from the virus. There are currently 92 known active cases in the county with a total of 49 COVID-19 related deaths. The Health Dept. has a COVID-19 dashboard with daily updates for the latest information.
Delaware County Health officials have an update from yesterday (2/18), reporting 16 new cases yesterday. There are 140 active and there are 23 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications is at 40. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.
For COVID-19 vaccine information, county health officials recommend visiting www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax. Officials also suggest for those 65 and older, you can call The Office for the Aging at 607-832-5750 to schedule an appointment at a Public Health Clinic. Also, there are select local pharmacies where a limited amount of vaccines are administered. You can call your local pharmacy to find out when/if they will be receiving vaccine.
Delaware County pharmacies known to administer the vaccine:
CVS in Margaretville. Check this link for availability: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Walgreens in Sidney, Delhi, Stamford have limited vaccine available go to the link provided to schedule an appointment https://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 2/18 on their facebook page. At that time, the health department was reporting 54 active cases, 14 hospitalizations related to the virus, and the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications are currently at 50. 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.
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