Tioga Public Health: 51 of 89 new COVID-19 cases in Tioga County are unvaccinated


From July 18, 2021 until August 12, 2021, Tioga County has seen 89 new cases of COVID-19, with confirmation of 8 of those needing to be hospitalized. The following is a breakdown of the vaccination
status from those 89 cases:
 Unvaccinated: 51
 Vaccinated: 13
 Children Under 12: 8
 Unknown Vaccination Status: 17*
*There is no record in the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) or in CommCare of these cases receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note that vaccination status is self-reported by the positive case or their parent/guardian during the case investigation. Several factors may impact ones protection against COVID-19 including which vaccine they got and how long it has been since they received it. While the COVID-19 vaccine is not full proof in
preventing the spread of COVID-19, it does offer protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

As of today, August 13, 2021, Tioga County is now designated as being in an area with high community transmission of COVID-19. We encourage unvaccinated individuals get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Masks are recommended to be worn in public indoor areas, regardless of vaccination status. To find a location near you offering vaccines, please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.

Please continue following CDC recommendations and practice preventative measures to help minimize the
spread of COVID-19:
 Stay home if you are sick and contact your primary care provider
 Practice social distancing while in public and avoid crowded areas
 Wash your hands
 Get vaccinated
 Wear a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status
 Get tested if you are having symptoms of COVID-19
 Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects

Please check our Facebook page (@Tioga County Public Health) and our website: ph.tiogacountyny.gov for
future updates.