BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: The number of new Allegany County, NY, COVID-19 cases plunged last week, directly attributable to a more than 75 percent drop in the Wellsville area, although the decline was offset in part by small rises in other parts of the county.
The 37 new cases in the Wellsville zip code from two weeks ago, which had followed 19 in the preceding week, fell to just nine last week, all reported on Monday through Wednesday.
Several other zip codes also experienced low single-digit increases as is shown on our exclusive chart for the past two weeks, compiled from data from the Allegany County Department of Health, pursuant to our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized information.
The total number of new positives recorded in the county dropped from 74 to 48 last week, one under that recorded three weeks ago.
Online reporting of positives
The actual number of positive cases is unknown due to the use of home test kits, although Allegany County does capture some of the information through an online self-reporting webpage.
The county is continuing to request that those testing positive through self or home tests enter the information at https://bit.ly/3zymEWF to aid in better determination as to the number of actual cases in the county and their general locations.
County health officials, along with those statewide, are encouraging bivalent booster shots which are specifically targeting BA.4 and BA.5 COVID variants that have been the predominant strains for several months.
They also are strongly suggesting flu shots as soon as possible due to that season appearing to have started early, with suggestions that infections may be at higher levels this year.
Public clinics have been set up through the middle of November in various parts of the county, with further information, schedules and required registration at https://bit.ly/3SQiYYU or (585) 268-9250. They also appear on the Allegany Hope Community Calendar at https://bit.ly/3yYyVUt.
Various online COVID-19 Trackers, information from which may not agree with each other due to different reporting time frames, are available at:
– Allegany County Daily Cases – Under COVID-19 Updates: https://bit.ly/3ndrbZJ.
– New York State Department of Health COVID Tracker: https://on.ny.gov/31K0u7f.
– CDC Counties COVID Tracker: https://bit.ly/3GrWqHx.
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