Public Health: 29 of 44 new COVID-19 cases in Tioga County were unvaccinated people

While Tioga County is seeing some fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19, we continue to see
more positive cases among those who are unvaccinated.

Tioga County COVID-19 Update for September 3, 2021 – September 7, 2021:
 New Cases: 44
o Unvaccinated: 29
o Vaccinated: 12
o Children Under 12: 2
o Unknown Vaccination Status: 1
 Hospitalizations: 2
 Deaths: 0

Vaccination status is self-reported by the positive case or their parent/guardian during the case investigation. Several factors may impact one’s protection against COVID-19 including which vaccine they got and how long it has been since they received it. The COVID-19 vaccine offers protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

Tioga County Public Health wishes our students, teachers, and other school staff a happy, healthy, and productive school year! As a reminder, anyone who is sick should stay home, contact their health care provider, and get tested for COVID-19 to prevent further spread of the virus. If you need to get tested for COVID-19 please visit https://get-tested-covid19.org/ to find a testing site near you.

While Tioga County is seeing some fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19, we continue to see
more positive cases among those who are unvaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be the best line of defense against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. We encourage everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated. Please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find a vaccine site near you.

For more resources and guidance for the 2021 – 2022 school year, please visit our website at
ph.tiogacountyny.gov. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook page (@Tioga County Public Health) for weekly
updates.