No. 14: Another COVID-19 case in Oneida County
Star Journal report
Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification of a fourteenth person in Oneida County diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual is in their 30s and is a close contact with someone who has previously tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been self-isolated and no significant risks of exposure to the general public have been identified. County health officials are contacting others with whom the person with the positive result has had close contact.
“Now is not the time to become complacent,” said OCHD director and health officer. “We must continue to have resolve and think of our friends and neighbors as we help keep our community strong and healthy.”
In addition, people should continue to:
- Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when sick
- Practice physical/social distancing
- Avoid large gatherings and crowds
- Utilize cloth face coverings when physical/social distancing is difficult to do
People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying.
Symptoms may include: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body or muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell, loss of taste.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to be tested.