CHENANGO COUNTY – As of Tuesday there are 138 active cases of COVID-19 in Chenango County. A total of 83 confirmed deaths have now been linked locally to COVID-19.
Those reported infected include 57 who were previously vaccinated. Seven people are currently hospitalized, two of which were vaccinated.
The Chenango County Department of Health confirmed there have been 4,168 total cases of COVID-19 in Chenango County. There are 344 residents under quarantine, and 3,916 total recoveries.
So far approximately 139,250 tests for the virus have been administered in the county.
Chenango County Public Health Spokesman Isaiah Sutton released a statement Wednesday:
“There have been a few questions regarding quarantine rules regarding vaccinated versus unvaccinated.
“We still follow the NYS health department guidance on all COVID-19 protocol. Testing is still advised if you have symptoms regardless of vaccination status. If you are exposed to a positive COVID-19 person, it is recommended that you test 3-5 days after the exposure.
“Testing is not a requirement unless your employer asks for it. It is a recommendation. Unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals that test positive for COVID-19 are still required to isolate.
“Unvaccinated individuals living with a positive household member or exposed to a positive person are required to quarantine. Fully vaccinated individuals living with a positive household member or exposed to a positive person are not required to quarantine, as long as they remain asymptomatic.
“If symptoms do develop, they should isolate immediately and seek testing for confirmation. Again, testing is not required but recommended.”