COVID-19 report of November 29, 2021
COVID-19 report of November 29, 2021
OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang announced today, November 29, that an additional 464 residents tested positive for COVID-19 last week. This brings the cumulative total number of positive cases since the county began monitoring COVID-19 in March 2020 to 14,824.
Currently, there are 566 active positive cases and three other deaths linked to COVID-19. âUnfortunately, we have lost three other residents due to this virus,â said Huang. “Our condolences go out to their loved ones.”
According to this week’s hospitalization report, 34 additional residents of Oswego County were hospitalized between Sunday, November 21 and Saturday, November 27. The age distribution of these new patients is: 0% aged 0 to 18; 17.65% aged 19 to 45; 47.06% aged 46 to 64; and 35.29% aged 65 and over.
âThe continued spread of the virus puts those who are not vaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, at a higher risk of contracting the disease and developing severe cases,â Huang said. âWe all need to do our part to protect our families and communities. If you are eligible for the vaccine, please get the vaccine; and follow safety measures such as wearing a mask in indoor spaces and frequent hand washing. “
This report is current at 1:00 p.m. on November 29.
- Total number of currently active positive cases: 566
- Total number of people currently in isolation / mandatory quarantine: 1,384
The following numbers are cumulative since the county began monitoring COVID-19 in March 2020. They are updated weekly to show new cases or changes. Those who have been released are not removed from the cumulative total of positive cases.
- Total number of tests performed: 330,147
- Total number of negative results: 309,992
- Total number of positive cases: 14,824
- Total number of positive cases published: 14,132
- Total number of deaths reported by the New York State Department of Health: 133
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available from the county health department, at area pharmacies and community health care clinics, and from local doctors and health care providers.
The Oswego County Department of Health holds COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.
On Wednesday, December 1, healthcare staff will administer the Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the patient between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Moderna vaccine between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. only.
The clinic will include the first, second or third dose of Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccines, Janssen / Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine, and Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Janssen / Johnson & Johnson boosters. Those eligible for a recall must register in advance.
A separate clinic is planned for the Moderna recall. It will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 13 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego. Prior registration is required for a reminder.
People without an appointment are welcome; however, online registration is encouraged and appreciated for the efficiency of the clinic. People can pre-register online at https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/covid-19_vaccine.php or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330.
The Oswego County Office for Aging can help people aged 60 and over who need help using the internet to book an appointment. Call 315-349-3484.
Free transportation is provided for residents 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 to Saturday. Call 315-598-1514 to plan a trip in advance.
The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to anyone aged 12 and over. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 can receive the pediatric vaccine through their school district, local pharmacies, or their health care provider.
The Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) is approved for people 5 years of age and older. Moderna and Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for people 18 years of age and older. The Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna vaccines are both two-dose vaccines and the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that people aged 50 to 64 who have received Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccines receive a booster six months after their last dose, regardless of the underlying medical conditions. . The agency also said that people between the ages of 18 and 49 who have received the Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccines MAY be given the booster if they wish.
The CDC continues to recommend that people who have received the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine receive a booster injection two months after their initial injection.
Oswego County Legislative Assembly Speaker James Weatherup reminds residents that Oswego County continues to have a high level of community transmission according to the CDC. âIf you haven’t been vaccinated yet, now is the time to get vaccinated – not only to protect yourself, but also for your family and friends, as well as your community,â he said.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, chills, repeated tremors with chills, gastrointestinal illnesses, and further loss of taste or smell.
Residents are urged to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Get vaccinated if you are 5 years or older.
- Stay home if you are sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
- Wash your hands often.
- Keep a distance of six feet between yourself and those you don’t live with, especially if you haven’t been vaccinated.
- Wear a face mask in public spaces you visit or frequent, where you work, or in crowded outdoor areas, regardless of your immunization status.
- All residents should follow any COVID-19 prevention measures that local businesses and workplaces may have in place. Visit the New York State website at forward.ny.gov for additional guidance.
For more information, visit the Oswego County Department of Health’s COVID-19 page at health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 or call their COVID-19 hotline at 315-349- 3330. The telephone lines are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that support hours will be limited during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Between Monday December 20 and Sunday January 2, the phone lines will be open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on weekdays only.
For more information on emotional supports, visit the Mental Hygiene Division of the Oswego County Social Services Department at www.oswegocounty.com/mentalhygiene.
Under New York State Public Health Act, the Oswego County Department of Health is the local public health authority regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in County of Oswego. The Oswego County Department of Health is working closely with the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 surveillance, response and reporting.