ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES COVID-19 DATA UPDATE FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 23, 2021
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Division of Well being (ECDOH) is offering an replace on COVID-19 information. For the week ending October 23, 2021, ECDOH obtained stories for 1,742 new COVID-19 instances amongst Erie County residents, a 4.2% lower from the earlier week. That is the second consecutive week since July 2021 that the weekly complete COVID-19 instances declined from the earlier week. Erie County’s COVID-19 case price of 183 instances per 100,000 residents up to now seven days for the week ending October 23 is a lower from the earlier week’s case price of 194. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) set a case price threshold of 100 or extra instances per 100,000 residents up to now seven days for a group to be thought-about to have “excessive transmission.”
35% of latest COVID-19 instances final week have been amongst metropolis of Buffalo residents. For reference, metropolis of Buffalo residents make up 29% of all Erie County residents. This previous week the ZIP codes with the very best seven-day case charges per 100,000 individuals have been: 14210 (Buffalo, 43 instances), 14032 (Clarence, 22 instances), 14220 (Buffalo, 66 instances), 14051 (East Amherst, 53 instances) and 14211 (Buffalo, 59 instances). Of the very best seven-day case charges, three inside Buffalo metropolis ZIP codes.
About 42,000 COVID-19 take a look at stories have been obtained final week, much like the earlier week’s complete. ECDOH and well being care suppliers inside Erie County nonetheless have substantial diagnostic testing capability. People who find themselves experiencing COVID-19 signs, no matter vaccination standing, ought to strongly take into account a diagnostic COVID-19 take a look at. This consists of p-12 college students and faculty workers who want a diagnostic COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification take a look at (NAAT) to return to highschool or work. ECDOH created an inventory of community COVID-19 testing resources for parents and caregivers. College workers and college students with a unfavourable COVID-19 NAAT take a look at consequence don’t want to offer a physician’s notice to return to highschool if they don’t have a fever (afebrile) and signs are bettering.
Free COVID-19 NAAT checks can be found by means of ECDOH by calling 716-858-2929 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing. Wait instances for ECDOH appointment phone line are longest within the morning. Callers might select to name after 10 a.m. in the event that they wish to keep away from a wait. Other test sites are listed through the NYSDOH web site.
Most COVID-19 instances proceed to be within the 20-29 and 30-39-year-old age teams. Case counts declined in all ages group class apart from 10-19-year-olds and 40-49-year-olds. For kids beneath age 18 years, case totals remained almost the identical because the earlier two weeks: 408 instances for the week ending October 23, 404 instances for the week ending October 16, and 406 instances for the week ending October 9.
The college crew within the ECDOH Workplace of Epidemiology is managing a gradual variety of instances amongst k-12 college students and faculty workers. Knowledge for weeks ending October 16 and October 23 are incomplete* as a result of official take a look at stories are pending. Roughly 20% of the instances dealt with inside colleges are amongst grownup college workers.
Additionally, ECDOH has continued to notice that roughly 85% of the 12-17-year-old COVID-19 instances weren’t absolutely vaccinated. Simply over 50% of all Erie County kids ages 12-17-years-old are absolutely vaccinated as of this writing. Due to this fact, roughly 85% of the 12-17-year-old COVID-19 instances occurred among the many roughly 50% of the 12-17-year-olds who weren’t absolutely vaccinated for COVID-19 previous to an infection.
With 115 COVID-19 hospitalizations reported in Erie County hospitals on October 24, 2021, the variety of sufferers admitted to Erie County hospitals with COVID-19 has ranged from a low of 115 hospitalizations to a excessive of 145 hospitalizations over the previous two weeks [See chart at end of release]. Of 115 sufferers with recognized vaccination standing, 75 (65%) weren’t absolutely vaccinated; 17 (68%) of 25 ICU sufferers weren’t absolutely vaccinated; and, 13 (72%) of 18 sufferers with an airway help weren’t absolutely vaccinated. From NYSDOH information, 62.2% of Erie County residents are absolutely vaccinated. Although not all Erie County hospital sufferers are Erie County residents, an inference may be made that about 38% of unvaccinated residents account for 65% of hospitalizations. Vaccines work to cut back the danger of significant sickness and hospitalization. The New York State Division of Well being (NYSDOH) printed statewide data for COVID-19 cases over time by vaccination status, and daily hospital admissions over time by vaccination status.
ECDOH is reporting COVID-19 mortality information. ECDOH obtained stories of 21 COVID-19 related deaths up to now seven days. Complete COVID-19-related deaths from March 2020 to October 21, 2021 now stand at 2,083, with 807 reported in 2021. CDC publishes nationwide charges of COVID-19 associated instances, hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination standing at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status.
With information compiled by the ECDOH epidemiology workplace by means of October 25 and primarily based on 2020 U.S. Census inhabitants estimates, 69.3% of Erie County residents ages 18 years and older obtained not less than one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 73.5% of Erie County residents ages 18 years and older accomplished a vaccine sequence. For the 16-17-year-old age group, 60% obtained not less than one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Extra information, together with vaccination estimates by ZIP code, are posted to the ECDOH web site. NYSDOH additionally updates vaccination information by demographics, by county and by ZIP code.
ECDOH has an lively schedule of COVID-19 vaccine clinics, listed at www.erie.gov/vax, and also will vaccinate any eligible Erie County resident at their dwelling. Name (716) 858-2929 for the “Vax Go to” program. ECDOH encourages Erie County residents who aren’t absolutely vaccinated to start their COVID-19 vaccine sequence. COVID-19 vaccination is very essential for youth and households attending college or baby care. Third COVID-19 Pfizer or Moderna vaccine doses for individuals with reasonably or severely immunocompromising situations can be found at any Erie County COVID-19 vaccine clinic. ECDOH additionally affords Pfizer booster vaccine doses for eligible people in any respect clinics that supply Pfizer vaccine. NYSDOH has further information about Pfizer booster doses.
Chart: Erie County Hospitalization Knowledge, final two weeks (October 11-October 24, 2021)
Knowledge Sources: New York State Division of Well being and Erie County hospitals