Otsego County launched its COVID-19 infection map Sunday, April 5, showing confirmed positive cases of the infection caused by coronavirus in four of its nine villages and 10 of its 24 towns.
The map, which is available at otsegogis.maps.arcgis.com and from the homepage of the county’s website, will only show which municipalities have one or more reported cases and will not indicate the number of cases per town or village, according to a Sunday media release.
“We are hoping that the map makes clear that COVID 19 is everywhere. Rather than worry about whether any one individual is infected, heed the advice of our public health director,” the release said. “Assume that you and everyone else may be infected and act accordingly both at work and in the community.”
On Monday, the map indicated positive cases in the city of Oneonta, the towns of Exeter, Middlefield, Hartwick, Pittsfield, Maryland, Worcester, Laurens, Oneonta, Gilbertsville and Unadilla, as well as in the villages of Otego, Morris, Milford and Cooperstown.
The total number of local residents to test positive for COVID-19 surpassed 130 Tuesday, April 7, according to county data.
Otsego County reported 33 confirmed cases, including four hospitalizations and nine recoveries, according to a media release.
Two Otsego County residents are under precautionary quarantine, 113 are under mandatory quarantine and 43 have been released from quarantine.
Morris resident Brenda Utter, 63, passed away Thursday, March 26, because of complications of a COVID-19 infection.
In Otsego County, 48% of confirmed cases were identified to be close contacts of a known positive case, and 27% of cases had no known exposure to the disease caused by coronavirus, according to the release. Of residents who tested positive, 15% work in or traveled to New York City, and 9% are health care workers.
In neighboring Delaware County on Tuesday, one more positive lab result was reported, bringing the county-wide total to 37, plus five additional confirmed cases that were transferred to the individuals’ primary counties of residence, according to a media release. Seven residents are hospitalized, 22 are isolating at home and seven have recovered, according to the release. Six residents are under precautionary quarantine, and 42 are under mandatory quarantine.
One Delaware County resident died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 1.
Of the 276 lab tests conducted to date, 211 yielded negative results and 23 have results pending, according to the release.