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Tioga County COVID Stats for September 28, 2020

  • 21 Active cases (+8)
  • 126 Individuals in mandatory quarantine (-10)
  • 204 Recovered 
  • 250 Total confirmed cases, to date (+8)
  • 25 Deaths

Tioga County Legislative Chairwoman, Martha Sauerbrey, reported that Tioga County Public Health  continues to see positive COVID-19 cases that are tied to community spread. When an  individual tests positive for COVID-19, there is an increased risk for those they have had  close contact with to also develop the virus. This leads to many individuals having to go  into a mandatory 14-day quarantine due to their potential exposure to the virus. 

Some common places where community spread has been seen recently in our area  are: 

- Churches 

- Weddings 

- Gatherings (both large and small) 

- Non-Household family gatherings 

COVID-19 is out there! We all need to do our part to prevent a spike in new cases in our  community.

You can help protect yourself and others by: 

- Avoiding close contact with individuals who do not live in your household  - Wear a mask when in public places and while attending gatherings, especially if  social distancing cannot be maintained.

- Attend virtual meetings and services when possible.  

- If you don’t feel well, STAY HOME to avoid potentially putting others at risk.

"While most individuals who contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic, or have mild  symptoms only lasting a few days, we continue to see some individuals who develop  more serious symptoms that last for several weeks," county officials stated in a release.

Jessica Lovell, supervising Public Health Nurse, reminds residents to “continue  practicing safety precautions every day like wearing a mask, practicing social  distancing, and staying home when sick to protect yourself and others from COVID-19!” 

For further information, visit, call the Tioga County Coronavirus Response Hotline at 687-8225, Find Facebook @Tioga County Public Health, Find Facebook @TiogaMH (Tioga County Department of Mental Hygiene), call the Tioga County Public Health Voicemail Line at 687-8623, the New York State Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 (for general questions or information about COVID-19), and the Tioga County Emergency Food Hotline at (607) 354-0965.