County COVID numbers rise

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OSWEGO — Since Friday, 21 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among SUNY Oswego students.

According to Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang, county health department staffers are working closely with SUNY Oswego to quickly identify and isolate students who are infected.

“SUNY Oswego has a robust testing plan in place and has been able to quickly test, identify and isolate positive students since the beginning of the semester,” Huang said. “We are interviewing positive students to identify those that may have been in close contact with them, then notifying those contacts and working with the college to get those identified into quarantine.”

“COVID-19 is highly contagious, so it is not unusual to see cases spread among individuals living together,” added Huang.

The Oswego County Health Department reminds all community members that they must take protective actions to limit the spread of the virus, including maintaining social distancing and limiting interaction among family and friends they do not live with.

Residents are asked to continue monitoring reliable sources of information. Go to oswegocounty.com or health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 for the latest news releases, updates and video presentations. For more information go to cdc.gov.

Additional questions can be directed to the Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information about emotional supports, visit the Oswego County Department of Social Services Division of Mental Hygiene at www.oswegocounty.com/mentalhygiene.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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