COVID-19 Claims 2nd Local Victim

COVID-19 Claims

2nd Local Victim

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COOPERSTOWN – As of noon today, a second Otsego County person died of COVID-19, county Public Health Director Heidi Bond reports.

As prescribed by county policy, no further details were released.

In all, there are now 35 confirmed cases, up two from yesterday.

Of the 35 total cases, five are hospitalized, compared to four yesterday; 12 have recovered and are off isolation, compared to nine yesterday.

Some 94 people are on mandatory quarantine, a dip from 113 yesterday; and four on precautionary quarantine, up from two.

Forty-six people, three more than yesterday, have been released from precautionary/mandatory quarantine.

Bond urged everyone to follow these precautions to prevent the spread of illness

• Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

• Avoid physical contact like handshakes and hugs

• Keep a 6-foot distance between yourself and others when out in public

• Stay home at all times, unless you need to conduct essential business

5 thoughts on “COVID-19 Claims 2nd Local Victim

  1. Chip Northrup

    “As proscribed by county policy” the deceased’s name should be released when the cause of death is a highly contagious deadly disease. This is not a murder mystery, it’s the leading cause of death in America.

  2. Cindy Klemm

    Also let packages and mail sit untouched for at least a couple of days. You have gloves for gardening or something. Use them. People are getting out there, carefully.

  3. Darren

    Drove to Oneonta on Sunday for gas. You would have never known there was a stay at home order. Everything that was open was busy right along with the traffic.

  4. Jamie Vitullo

    It would be nice if they would at least tell us what town they live/work in – so if we wanted to avoid that particular town’s grocery store, pharmacy or gas station, we could! I obviously assume everyone is a carrier and take full precautions when I do (VERY RARELY) leave my house for food or medicine. But, I certainly would go to another towns grocery store if I knew that person lived or worked in my town…The more information we have, the better we can protect ourselves and stop the spread.

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