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DCPHS: May 22 COVID-19 Update

Amanda Walsh, MPH Public Health Director

May 22, 2020

Delaware County Public Health received two positive lab reports for COVID-19.

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service for their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

This Memorial Day, please take time to remember and honor those men and women who gave their lives to protect our nation and the values we hold dear by celebrating responsibly.

COVID-19 continues to be the area to reduce the number of exposures preventive health measures should be maintained and followed by everyone in the area; social distancing; wearing a mask in public when you cannot maintain 6ft from others; staying home; and refrain from having gatherings with people outside of your household.

Positive Results: 70
Discharged (recovered): 54
Isolating at Home: 8
Hospitalized: 4
Deceased: 4
Mandatory Quarantine: 23
Precautionary Quarantine: 3
Number of People Tested: 1550
Number of Tests Performed: 1761
Negative: 1438
Pending: 2

Public Health will no longer be reporting lab reports transferred

If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, trouble breathing or pneumonia) talk to your primary health care provider.

Do not come to the emergency room unless there is a pressing emergency.

Thank you to everyone to help bring the number of cases down through vigilant and consistent prevention efforts.

These prevention efforts will need to be continued and maintained to move through the reopening phases safely.

Help Flatten the Curve:

  • Practice Social Distancing. Even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others. Avoid unnecessary appointments.
  • Wash Your Hands. Cover Your Cough. Cover your cough and sneezes. Use your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wear cloth face coverings when in you are in public and are:
  • within six feet of distance from other individuals; or
  • in a situation or setting where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance from other individuals; or
  • in a public or private transportation carrier or for-hire vehicle.
  • Take Caution with At-Risk Persons. Avoid visiting those most at risk (elderly and people with underlying health conditions), call instead. Offer help with groceries and other goods to pick up and drop off without face-to-face contact.

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at
is staffed 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Social distancing remains in place by executive order.

For more information about the regional reopening for businesses go to

For information about COVID-19 you can visit