October 20th, 2021

Delaware County remains at a HIGH level of community transmission. CDC & Delaware County Public Health recommends everyone vaccinated and unvaccinated wear a mask indoors in public places.  Hand-washing & social distancing continue to be effective protection measures to reduce the chance of contracting the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating, including the Delta variant. The majority of cases occurring are among unvaccinated individuals.

If you have not been vaccinated yet please get vaccinated.  Search for clinic sites at or

51.7% of the total population are vaccinated

62% of the positive cases are unvaccinated

38% of the positive cases are vaccinated

19% of the positive cases are Pre-K-12th students/employees

1.6% of the positive cases are college students/employees

Beginning September 13th the COVID dashboard will be publicized M, W, F excluding holidays.

Number of labs received no longer will be reported.  7 day positivity rate will be reported.

According to The CDC Delaware County is currently at high level of community transmission. The CDC and Delaware County Public Health recommend that everyone, even those who are fully vaccinated, wear a mask in indoor public locations, if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission, to maximize protection from all variants including Delta and prevent possibly spreading it to others.

In New York State, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been found to be the predominant strain of COVID-19 currently circulating.

Data show that the Delta variant behaves differently than other strains of the virus: it is much more contagious and represents a threat particularly to unvaccinated individuals.

New data shows that people infected with Delta have higher viral loads—meaning more virus in their body—than with previous variants.

Delta is causing some “vaccine breakthrough infections,” meaning infections in fully vaccinated people, more than other strains have. Even so:

Vaccines are working as they should. They are preventing severe illness hospitalization and death.

Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the pandemic and is more urgent than ever as we respond to another surge of cases. We continue to urge those that are eligible to get vaccinated.

If you get vaccinated, your risk of infection is ~3.5-fold lower, your risk of getting ill from COVID-19 is over 8-fold lower, and your risk of needing hospitalization or dying is ~2.5-fold lower.

The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.  47.6% of Delaware County’s population is fully vaccinated.

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Vaccine has become more readily available and there are more vaccination clinics open to ALL who are eligible.  We encourage all people who are eligible to get vaccinated at ANY available location.

Registration is open at the SUNY Oneonta mass vaccination site, to register go to-

For information about vaccinations go to


1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)

The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.

For information about vaccinations go to


Delaware County NY COVID-19 Update

Due to limited testing capability, the number of positive cases does not reflect current illness.

Delaware County NY Covid-19 update for the week of 10/19/21 – 10/20/21


% Positivity Last 7 days 

New Positive Cases Active Positive Cases Hospitalized Cases
Number In Mandatory Quarantine

10/19/21 – 10/20/21

9.28% 30 125 5 220
Week Total Positive Cases Cases Discharged/ Recovered COVID-19 Related Deaths

10/19/21 – 10/20/21

3599 3412 62

Beginning September 13th the COVID dashboard will be publicized M, W, F excluding holidays.

Due to limited testing capability, the number of positive cases does not reflect current illness.

If you have any questions please call Delaware County Public Health Services at 607-832-5200

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