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Posted on: April 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Daily COVID-19 Update for 04/21/2020

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Please see below for the April 21, 2020 COVID-19 Update for Schuyler County, NY. We did not receive notification of any new positive cases of COVID-19 today. Stay healthy, Schuyler!


Schuyler County COVID-19 Update for 4/21/2020 at 3:30 PM

Please Note: this table does not update automatically. Updates will be provided daily (Monday - Friday) as a new post. Weekend updates will only occur if there is something major to report.

Total tested positive

New positive results

Total recovered

Currently hospitalized

Deaths

Total tested negative

Currently in isolation or quarantine

9

0

9

0

0

233

13


Age Range of Positive Cases

19 and under

0

20 - 29

1

30 - 39

2

40 - 49

1

50 - 59

1

60 - 69

3

70 - 79

1

80 - 89

0

90 and over

0





Frequently Asked Questions

Are the people who tested positive the only people in the County with COVID-19?

The table above only includes individuals who have been tested for COVID-19. There could be other people with COVID-19 in the community who haven’t been tested and have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. That’s why it is important we all continue to wash our hands, practice social distancing, and take other protective actions.


What happens when someone tests positive?

When someone tests positive, they are put in mandatory isolation until they are no longer considered at high risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others based on criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Our office also conducts a contact investigation to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus by the person who tested positive. We work with the individual to determine where the person went and who they had contact with both while they had symptoms and during the 48 hours before their symptoms started, per CDC and NYSDOH guidance. People are considered at risk of getting COVID-19 if they are in the same household with someone with COVID-19, had direct physical contact with someone with COVID-19 or with their infectious secretions, or were within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for 10 minutes or more.

Any people identified as contacts of the person who tested positive will be contacted by the health department and put in quarantine at their home. They are released from quarantine once it has been 14 days since they were exposed to the person with COVID-19, unless they develop symptoms of COVID-19. Our staff conduct daily check-ins with both the individual who tested positive and their contacts to monitor their health and to check that the individuals are following the quarantine or isolation orders.

If someone who tested positive reports they were in a public setting and our investigation reveals there is a risk community members were exposed, we will inform the community and provide instructions on what community members should do if they were at the location.


What does recovered mean?

A person is considered recovered once all three of the following happen:

  1. It has been 7 or more days since their symptoms started
  2. Their symptoms have improved significantly (some symptoms such as a slight cough may continue for awhile after they have recovered)
  3. They have been fever-free for 3 days in a row without a fever-reducing medicine

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