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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Residents February 22, 2021

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The data is continuing to show a decline in active COVID cases in White Plains. There are currently an estimated 372 active cases in our City, down 16 from our call last week. Over the past 7 days we have averaged 27   new cases per day.  The number of COVID patients at White Plains hospital has continued to  decline. Patients are encouraged to come to the hospital if they are in need of care.  

 

The CDC has provided additional guidance on the most effective masks and the most effective ways to make use of them to protect yourself and others. It’s been shown again and again that wearing a mask reduces the risk of infection. Research shows that wearing a kn95  mask or layering a cloth mask atop a surgical mask, can increase protection to the wearer and others. More information may be found on our website, Cityofwhiteplains.com

 

The federal government has been slowly increasing vaccine supply to New York State. They have increased the anticipated weekly supply by more than 20 percent over the next three weeks.  However, even with these increases, the demand continues to far exceed the supply and as a result appointments remain difficult to secure. Eligible residents should continue to check the State website, covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call the State Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) to check for new openings. 

 

Unfortunately, there have been some reports of fraud in the vaccine distribution process.  If you suspect you have been the victim of fraud you can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.

 

Our next call is on Monday, March 1st. Until then remember, we’re standing together by staying apart.

Las estadísticas indican que los casos activos de COVID en White Plains están disminuyendo. Actualmente hay un estimado de 372 casos activos en nuestra ciudad, 16 menos que la semana pasada. Durante los últimos 7 días, hemos promediado 30 casos nuevos por día. El número de pacientes con COVID en el hospital de White Plains ha disminuido. Si necesita atención médica por favor vaya al hospital. 

 

La CDC ha brindado orientación adicional sobre las mascarillas más efectivas y la mejor manera de usarlas para protegernos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Se ha demostrado una y otra vez que el uso de una mascarilla reduce el riesgo de infección. No nos sorprende que nuevos estudios indiquen que usar una mascarilla quirúrgica más ajustada, o colocar una mascarilla de tela encima de una mascarilla quirúrgica, puede aumentar enormemente la protección para el usuario y otras personas. ¡Sigue usando tu mascarilla!

 

El gobierno federal ha ido aumentando lentamente el suministro de vacunas en el estado de Nueva York. Han aumentado el suministro semanal por más de 20% para  las siguientes tres semanas. Sin embargo, incluso con estos aumentos, la demanda sigue superando con creces la oferta y, como resultado, las citas siguen siendo difíciles de conseguir. Los residentes que cumplen los requisitos deben seguir consultando el sitio web del estado, covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov o llamar a la línea directa del estado al (1-833-697-4829) para verificar si hay nuevas vacantes. El estado también abrirá un nuevo sitio de vacunación masiva en la armería en Yonkers. Esta instalación comenzará a dar citas para los residentes de White Plains el 3 de marzo.

 

Desafortunadamente, ha habido algunos informes de fraude en el proceso de distribución de vacunas. Si sospecha que ha sido víctima de fraude, ahora puede llamar gratis al (833-829-7226) o enviar un correo electrónico al Departamento de Salud del estado a STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Los telefonistas enviarán las quejas a las agencias de investigación apropiadas para garantizar que no se aprovechen de los neoyorquinos mientras el estado trabaja para vacunar a toda la población que cumpla con los requisitos.

 

Nuestra próxima llamada es el lunes 1ero de marzo. Hasta entonces, y recuerde que estamos más juntos manteniéndonos más separados.


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