Positive tests results increased to 140 cases last week
The Allegany County Department of Health is continuing to see an increase in the positivity rate of COVID-19 in Allegany County. According to the New York State Department of Health, the 7-day average for individuals testing positive is 8 percent as of April 30. Total cases for the week of April 18 through April 24 were 112 cases. The following week of April 25 through May 1 saw 140 total cases, the highest in Allegany County since February.
With this in mind, we recommend some actions that residents can take to protect themselves and their loved ones:
- Get tested early and often if you have symptoms
- The Allegany County Department of Health offers free rapid testing clinics for COVID-19 every week in Belmont. If you need at-home test kits, please contact our office at 585-268-9250 or check with your local library or local clerk’s office.
- Wear a mask
- Wear a mask (surgical, KN95, or N95 preferred) when feeling ill or when you may have come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case. We recommend that if you plan to attend large gatherings that you consider wearing a mask or at least testing before and after the event.
- STAY HOME WHEN FEELING ILL
- Get your COVID-19 booster dose (1st or 2nd) when eligible
- Go online to alleganyco.gov and click on the COVID-19 Positive Home Test Reporting Form link in the red box to submit your results for a positive home test
- View Daily COVID-19 Stats for Allegany County online at alleganyco.gov/coronavirus/
- Check the Community Transmission Rate where you will be traveling:
To view all upcoming clinics and to register for your appointment, please visit: https://www.alleganyco.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/. You can also call the Allegany County Department of Health at (585) 268-9250 for more information or for assistance in registering.