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News of Otsego County

COVID-19 update

Bassett Sets Up Clinic To Inoculate 300 This Saturday

COVID VACCINATION CENTRAL

Bassett Sets Up Clinic To

Inoculate 300 This Saturday

Click Here For ‘Am I Eligible’ App

Editor’s Note:  www.AllOTSEGO.com will seek to keep you up to date on the availability of vaccinations against COVID-19.  We will strive to update our information at noon daily.

As of noon today, the only New York State special sites  still accepting appointments from citizens 65 and over is Plattsburgh and Potsdam.

According to the NYS website, “The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited. Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments – please contact the provider of your choice to schedule a vaccine appointment.”

Through the “Am I Eligible” app, eligible individuals can register to receive the vaccine at facilities where supplies are available. CLICK HERE FOR APPOINTMENT

Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID VACCINATION CENTRAL

Only Plattsburgh, Potsdam

Sites Offer Appointments

Click Here For ‘Am I Eligible’ App

Editor’s Note:  www.AllOTSEGO.com will seek to keep you up to date on the availability of vaccinations against COVID-19.  We will strive to update our information at noon daily.

As of noon today, the only New York State special sites  still accepting appointments from citizens 65 and over is Plattsburgh and Potsdam.

According to the NYS website, “The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited. Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments – please contact the provider of your choice to schedule a vaccine appointment.”

Through the “Am I Eligible” app, eligible individuals can register to receive the vaccine at facilities where supplies are available. CLICK HERE FOR APPOINTMENT

Two Fatalities In 48 Hours

Two Fatalities

In 48 Hours

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – In just 48 hours the COVID-19 fatalities within the county have gone up by two – both females over the age of 55 who were previously hospitalized as a result of the virus – bringing the total fatalities for 2021 up to six.

Active cases continue to climb and stand now at 289. According to County Public Health Director Heidi Bond, “We are still seeing cases related to the cornhole tournament and the veteran’s club in Richfield.”

Appointments Limited In Area And Beyond

COVID VACCINATION CENTRAL

Appointments Limited

In Area And Beyond

Click Here For ‘Am I Eligible’ App

Editor’s Note:  www.AllOTSEGO.com will seek to keep you up to date on the availability of vaccinations against COVID-19.  We will strive to update our information at noon daily.

As of noon today, the only New York State special sites  still accepting appointments from citizens 65 and over is Plattsburgh and Potsdam.

According to the NYS website, “The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited. Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments – please contact the provider of your choice to schedule a vaccine appointment.”

Through the “Am I Eligible” app, eligible individuals can register to receive the vaccine at facilities where supplies are available. CLICK HERE FOR APPOINTMENT

Spike In Cases, Upward Trend Despite Reporting Delays

Spike In Cases, Upward Trend

Despite Reporting Delays

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

For a week, new cases have remained below 40 per day until today, when a significant increase was reported. Eighty new cases were reported, offset by 22 completed periods of isolation.

Further, the sudden uptick in cases can be attributed to a delay in lab reporting according to county Public Health Director Heidi Bond.

That said, the trend “definitely” remains upwards Bond added.

Anti-COVID Vaccination Appointments Available At Select Locations With Eligibility

COVID VACCINATION CENTRAL

Appointments Still

Available At NY Sites

In Utica, Binghamton

Click Here For ‘Am I Eligible’ App

Editor’s Note:  www.AllOTSEGO.com will seek to keep you up to date on the availability of vaccinations against COVID-19.  We will strive to update our information at noon daily.

As of noon today, New York State’s special sites at Utica and Binghamton were still accepting appointments from citizens 65 and over, but Albany is not for the time being.

Through the “Am I Eligible” app, eligible individuals can register to receive the vaccine at facilities where supplies are available. CLICK HERE FOR APPOINTMENT

The first round of the Pfizer inoculations are 50 percent effect; the second round, administered approximately 28 days later, raise immunity to 95 percent, according to the CDC. The longevity of this immunity is not yet known.

Going forward, there will be at least four ways to get the COVID-19 inoculation.  In addition to state sites, the other four are:

Cornhole Tourney Spawns Outbreak

32 NEW CASES IN COUNTY

Cornhole Tourney

Spawns Outbreak

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – An additional 39 COVID-19 cases are being blamed in part on a Cornhole Tournament at the Schenevus VFW “on or around” Jan. 2, the county Health Department reports today.

That said, there are five fewer cases than the sum of yesterday’s active cases and today’s newly reported cases.

“The period for monitoring symptoms has passed. It is important to note that if you attended or know someone who attended are symptomatic, you should isolate yourself and be tested,” the release continues.

Active Cases Drop, Deaths and Hospitalizations Rise

Active Cases Drop,

But One More Death

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – The fourth COVID-19 fatality of the new year was reported yesterday – a woman over 55.

Hospitalizations have also increased by one, however.

Despite an increase in the newly reported cases, active COVID-19 infections have fallen, the result of successful isolation periods, according to county Public Health Director Heidi Bond.

The recent expansion of anti-COVID vaccination eligibility brings a lot of good news and hope to many New Yorkers.

County Cases See-Saw

County COVID

Cases See-Saw

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – After increases in new reported cases, active cases and hospitalizations categories yesterday – as compared to the totals of the previous day – all three categories have again dropped.

This dip in totals, however, still remains higher than the totals reported on Jan. 10 – the “low” before yesterday’s increases.

Deaths have remained at zero since the two deaths reported on Jan. 7, making the total COVID-19 related fatalities in the county this year three and to-date 21.

First COVID Death Of The New Year

First COVID Death

Of 2021 Reported

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – After a week of no deaths, the first COVID-19 fatality of 2021 occurred yesterday, county Public Health Director Heidi Bond reported today.

This brings the total fatalities since the virus arrive in Otsego County to 18.

The latest victim was a male over 55 years, Bond said.

Otsego County Entering 2021 With 120 Cases

Otsego County

Entering 2021

With 120 Cases

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – While the eve of the New Year has reported no new deaths, 33 new cases for the county were reported today – a near all-time high next to the 35 cases reported on Dec. 8 and Dec. 18.

December has been the deadliest month in the county since the first cases were reported and has also seen the highest rate of transmission – next to the SUNY Oneonta outbreak in August – with a total of 615 new cases reported throughout the month.

County Public Health Director Heidi Bond warns against social gatherings amid the most fatal and communicable month of the pandemic in the region thus far.

Four Deaths Reported In One Day Marks New High For County

4 COVID Deaths

Mark New Record

For Otsego County

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported today, marking the highest single-day reported total yet, according to Heidi Bond, Otsego County Public Health Director.

“They have all been sick for a while and were all hospitalized,” Bond said. Two were male and two were female, all over age 55.

There have been 16 deaths in the county since the first cases were reported in March, but with seven of the deaths in December, Bond warns that this pattern is trending in a worse direction than before, attributing the month’s increase in cases to travel for Thanksgiving.

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