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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oswego County COVID-19 Hotline:
Please call 315-349-3330 for more information about the Coronavirus.

New York State COVID-19 Hotline:
Please call 1-888-364-3065 for more information about the Coronavirus.

Upstate University Hospital's Regional Triage Line for COVID-19 (available from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.):
Please call 315-464-3979 for more information about the Coronavirus.

New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Oswego County COVID-19 Morning Update: 
This report is current as of 9:30 a.m. April 3rd

Total # of people tested

Total # of positive cases

Total # of negative results

Pending results

Total # of people in precautionary quarantine

Total # of people in mandatory isolation/quarantine

Total positive cases recovered

Total completed/released monitoring

555

29

457

69

92

106

9

440






These numbers fluctuate frequently. People are monitored for a variety of reasons. Some have been tested and are home waiting for results, and some may be travelers returning from overseas. As the number of people getting tested increases, the number of people monitored will increase. Please know that these numbers will be very fluid; once negative tests come in (meaning a person is not infected), some may be released from monitoring.

Current COVID-19 Status by Municipality in Oswego County, NY

*Status Required for Precautionary Quarantine – Person meets one or more of the following criteria:
  • has traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Italy or other areas of sustained transmission of COVID-19 while COVID-19 was prevalent, but is not displaying symptoms;
  • or is known to have had a proximate exposure (being in the same enclosed environment such as a classroom, office, or gatherings but greater than 6 ft from a person displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or someone who has tested positive for COVID-19) to a positive person but has not had direct contact with a positive person and is not displaying symptoms.

*Status for Required Mandatory Quarantine – Person has been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who is positive, but is not displaying symptoms for COVID-19; or person has traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Italy, or other areas of sustained transmission of COVID-19 and is displaying symptoms

*Status for Required Mandatory Isolation – Person has tested positive for COVID-19, whether or not displaying symptoms for COVID-19.

*Status for Total Positive Cases Recovered - Person no longer has fever for 72 hours, symptoms have improved, and they meet the requirements to be released from mandatory isolation set by the New York State Department of Health.

Key COVID-19 Information as of March 28th, 2020:
The County Health Department’s investigations into positive cases now indicate that there is community spread of COVID-19 in Oswego County. This virus is in Oswego County and across CNY! Everyone has the responsibility to follow social distancing practices, staying home except for essential trips for food, groceries, medicine, essential work, or health care. Trips to stores and pharmacies should be limited to as few as possible. Maintain 6 feet of separation from each other in public places and work space. Wash your hands often and cover your coughs and sneezes. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. These practices are critical to limiting the spread of coronavirus in our community, reducing your chance of exposure, and protecting our vulnerable populations and health care system.

General COVID-19 Information:
The Oswego County Health Department is actively monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries internationally and the virus is now spreading in the United States.



If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, and traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading within 14 days of your symptoms, please call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3330. If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms and they have traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading within 14 days of their symptoms, you should also call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3330.

If you meet the criteria above, avoid contact with others and please call the Oswego County Health Department prior to seeking treatment at a hospital, urgent care, or physician's office. If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, please call 911 and make them aware of your travel history or contact with a confirmed case.

Testing for COVID-19:
  • If you have been quarantined and develop signs and symptoms
  • If you have had a negative flu test and respiratory panel and have signs and symptoms
  • If you have traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Italy, or other areas of sustained transmission of COVID-19 in the last 14 days and have signs and symptoms
  • A person has had close contact with a confirmed case and has signs and symptoms
  • If a physician has ruled out other causes and feels testing is warranted

Click here to view the current COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE.

Learn more about COVID-19 from the CDC.

Learn more about COVID-19 from the New York State Department of Health.

Learn more about COVID-19 from the World Health Organization.