Otsego County has worst COVID day in five months

Otsego County has worst
COVID day in five months

Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Otsego County’s Department of Health reported there were 33 positive tests for the coronavirus Thursday, Aug. 26, the worst numbers for a day in Otsego County since March 2021.

In addition, two Otsego County residents have died from the virus this week, according to the DOH.

“The Delta variant is most likely causing 95% of the current cases,” a DOH media release said. “This variant is more easily transmitted than previous variants.”

Otsego County remains at a high level of community transmission and therefore mask wearing indoors is recommended for everyone, even people who are vaccinated, according to DOH and CDC guidelines.

There are 93 active cases in Otsego County, including four people in the hospital, according to the county DOH.

 


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