10 new COVID cases in Oneida County

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Oneida County reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, for 122 known active cases. Three involved residents of nursing homes.

As of mid-day Wednesday, one patient was hospitalized with COVID, in the Mohawk Valley Health System.

In addition to the people isolated with known active cases, 707 were in mandatory quarantine.

The Mohawk Valley region’s percentage of tests conducted that indicate COVID-19, averaged over a rolling seven-day period, stood at 0.4%, and the number of new cases per 100,000 over seven days was 3.15, down from 3.36 a day earlier.

Statewide, the figures were 1.2% and 7.07 cases per 100,000.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that several downstate local governments and schools were warned they could lose state funds if they fail to enforce state orders relating to closure and testing rules. They are New York City, Orange and Rockland counties, the town of Ramapo and village of Spring Valley. They have what Cuomo terms hot spot clusters of cases. In so-called red zones, the positive test rate was 6.29 percent among results received Tuesday, Cuomo said.

The governor said focusing on detecting clusters of new cases and isolating patients until they are not infections is the only way to control the pandemic until a vaccine is available and widely administered.

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