Tri-County COVID-19 Cases And Vaccine Update March 23
Looking at COVID-19 case numbers reported by The Otsego County Department of Health (3/21): there were 12 new confirmed cases Sunday with 9 people currently hospitalized with complications from the virus. There are currently 166 known active cases in the county with a total of 54 COVID-19 related deaths. The Health Dept. has a COVID-19 dashboard with daily updates for the latest information.
To stay up to date on vaccine clinics in Otsego County, visit www.bassett.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine. There is a New York State and Bassett Healthcare mass vaccination site at SUNY Oneonta for anyone currently eligible. Governor Cuomo announced that starting today (3/23) anyone 50 and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Go to the Bassett link above to start the process of scheduling your vaccine appointment.
Delaware County Health officials have an update from yesterday (3/22), reporting 32 new cases yesterday. There are 115 active and there are 6 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications is at 45. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.
- To see if you are eligible go covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine.
- Registration is open at the SUNY Oneonta mass vaccination site, to register go to am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
- For COVID-19 vaccine information, county health officials recommend visiting www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax.
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 3/22 on their facebook page. At that time, the health department was reporting 90 active cases, 8 hospitalizations related to the virus, and the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications are currently at 64. 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.
Chenango County Health officials posted this information on getting vaccines for those 50 and older (as of 3/21):
There will be a Moderna vaccine clinic held at the former Label Shopper Store location in the South Plaza Center - 5640 RT-12 Norwich, NY 13815- appointments are required for THURSDAY MARCH 25. REGISTER HERE for the clinic. Visit www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health to register for future clinics.
Below is a list of resources for vaccines for those 50 and older:
NYS Am I eligible site: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
Or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
Chenango County waitlist for those in 1A and 1B/ including age 50 Plus group:
Email name, D.O.B, address, phone number and eligibility criteria to
COVID19@co.chenango.ny.us Or call 337-1660 to get on their other waiting list for those without email/ internet or computers.
For UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital you may call 607-337-4888
For BASSETT you may call the information line at 605-547-5555 or visit Bassett.org.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 CLICK HERE to learn what to do next.
To find a COVID-19 testing site near you visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.
To get information about COVID-19 vaccination distribution, CLICK HERE.
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