CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango County Health Department issued a statement explaining that they will no longer be issuing daily statistical reports of COVID-19 data, due to shifts in contact tracing and the rising popularity of at-home tests.
"With the proliferation of at-home tests and a shift of case investigation to NYSDOH our local data sets are no longer a precise representation of disease activity in the community. Those data sets include active cases, quarantines, and hospitalizations," said Director of Environmental Health Isaiah Sutton. "We encourage anyone who wishes to continue to follow case activity to use NYSDOH as a primary source. Our office will continue to monitor hospitalizations and report COVID-19 attributed deaths as they are confirmed."
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) data sets can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing-tracker.
Additionally, the Chenango County Health Department will no longer be registering at-home tests.
"We ask those who test positive with these tests to begin self-isolation for at least five days and until recovered, notify close contacts, and utilize self-directed isolation and quarantine documents available online," said Sutton.
Documents and information about at-home COVID tests and quarantine and isolation guidelines can be found at https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19-at-home-testing.php.
A final COVID-19 statistic report was issued Wednesday afternoon.
As of Wednesday there are 252 active cases of COVID-19 in Chenango County, 83 of which are vaccinated, and two individuals are currently hospitalized, neither of which are vaccinated.
The Chenango County Department of Health confirmed there have been 7,956 total cases of COVID-19 in Chenango.
There have been 100 confirmed deaths.
The health department also confirmed there are 252 residents under quarantine.
So far approximately 187,726 tests for the virus have been administered in the county.