Chenango County Health Department advises residents of increased levels of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) in sewage monitoring data over the past two weeks, resulting in increased risk rating County COVID.
The last sewage sample was recorded on August 31.
A health department statement says officials will continue to carefully monitor the trend of COVID-19, but it’s important for residents to know that the virus is still circulating.
The current detection level of SARS-CoV-2 has changed Chenango County’s risk level to SUBSTANTIAL or HIGH.
The health department recommends wearing masks indoors in public and on public transportation.
Chenango County reported just one additional confirmed case yesterday, bringing the pandemic total to 10,771 with deaths unchanged at 125.
Meanwhile, Broome County has recorded two new COVID deaths since Friday, September 2, bringing the pandemic total to 545. Broome County had 46 new cases to report on September 6 for a pandemic total of 64,421 The number of new cases over the past five days was estimated at 356 with 32 Broome County residents hospitalized. Cortland and Delaware counties each reported six new cases in Tuesday’s update and Tioga County reported four. No additional deaths have been reported outside of those in Broome County.
In the northern part of Pennsylvania, Bradford County still has the highest infection rate and this week recorded 154 new cases and one additional death. Susquehanna County recorded 52 new cases and Wayne County recorded 70 new cases during the week. Bradford’s death toll stands at 216 while Susquehanna County has lost 117 residents and Wayne County has lost 178 to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Many residents are waiting for the rollout of the new booster shot that treats the most contagious subvariants of the Omicron mutation. This booster is being rolled out in select regions today.
People are told to check with their doctor and pharmacy for availability and eligibility. The CDC’s vaccine website is also available to find nearby vaccination locations.
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