Updated flu numbers for Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego counties

Doctors say the vaccine lessens the severity of the flu, even if you catch the virus after getting the shot.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 1:04 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2019 5:26 PM

Although the flu season isn’t technically over, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine has improved since last season.

The CDC estimated effectiveness at 47 percent, which is an improvement by about 7 percent, but the shot's success varies based on your age.

Overall effectiveness against flu was 61 percent for children up to age 17, hile just 24 percent of adults 50 and older who received the shot gained protection against infection.

Herkimer County is now at 192 cases of flu, last week they were at 150 according to the health department.

In Oneida County, there were 169 new case the week of February 2. The most recent week  added 137 cases. So far this season, that's a total of 728 flu cases in Oneida County, compared to 1,722 cases by this time last year.

Otsego County is seeing a total of 217 flu cases since the start of the season in October.

Health officials say there is generally a spike in either January or February.

And to avoid catching the flu make sure you are washing your hands thoroughly and covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.

Flu activity is widespread in at least 47 states.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2112129

Reported Deaths: 53614
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings28090510462
Queens2775889966
Suffolk2012193401
Nassau1837873178
Bronx1837526584
New York1384504508
Westchester1297372291
Erie896141809
Richmond751121842
Monroe690691113
Orange48354843
Rockland46969963
Onondaga38980678
Dutchess29488445
Albany24718357
Oneida22641516
Niagara20048374
Broome18637366
Saratoga15393168
Ulster13916257
Schenectady13209205
Rensselaer11239143
Putnam1062293
Chautauqua8959145
Chemung7776136
Oswego762792
Ontario740893
Steuben6960145
Sullivan668376
St. Lawrence664997
Cayuga633892
Jefferson615668
Wayne578671
Cattaraugus572391
Genesee5438124
Herkimer5196109
Clinton483933
Madison456589
Livingston452460
Fulton442492
Tompkins435152
Montgomery4254127
Columbia4068104
Cortland392963
Tioga383663
Warren366757
Wyoming358453
Allegany355987
Chenango350476
Otsego346447
Greene340579
Washington316455
Orleans312183
Lewis281136
Franklin256312
Delaware238638
Seneca201156
Schoharie169417
Essex159326
Yates117926
Schuyler108014
Hamilton3132
Unassigned9516
Out of NY0250
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