OSWEGO — As of 2 p.m., Saturday, the Oswego County Health Department and community partners have tested a total of 91 people for COVID-19. There have been 37 negative results and no positive cases confirmed. Currently 52 people are in precautionary quarantine.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. The county health department follows NYS Department of Health guidelines for who should be quarantined and tested for coronavirus.
Testing for COVID-19 is authorized when:
• A person has been quarantined and develops signs and symptoms.
• A person has a negative flu test and respiratory panel, and has signs and symptoms.
• A person has traveled to a level 2 or 3 country (currently China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Europe or United States hotspots like New Rochelle) in the last 14 days and has signs and symptoms.
• A person has had close contact with a confirmed case and has signs and symptoms.
• A physician has ruled out other causes and feels testing is warranted.
“If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, please call your healthcare provider from home,” said Dr. Jiancheng Huang, Oswego County Public Health Director. “If you do not have a healthcare provider, please call Oswego County’s COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330. Do not go to urgent care or emergency departments unless you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms.”
For more information about coronavirus, visit the Oswego County Health Department at health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19. Additional questions can be directed to the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or the Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330.