117th death, six new COVID cases in Oneida County

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Oneida County reported six newly identified cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and the 117th known death of a county resident with the disease.

As of mid-day Thursday, the county was tracking 98 known active cases, and had 1,939 known resolved cases.

Nine county residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, including three at Rome Memorial Hospital, five in the Mohawk Valley Health System, and one out of the county. One person at MVHS was a nursing home resident receiving acute care.

Mandatory quarantine was in effect for 1,015 people in the county.

The Mohawk Valley region’s indicators continued to go down. The positive test rate over the previous seven days stood at 0.8 percent, lower than the state average of 0.9 percent. The region’s daily average of new cases over the previous seven days stood at 2.88.

Statewide, 10 deaths related to COVID were reported, for 25,228 since the pandemic was known to have arrived in March.

Oneida County announced the following incidents of possible public exposure and recommended self-monitoring for symptoms for anyone at these locations at the respective times:

St. Mark’s Church, 440 Keyes Road, Utica, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and again 9-10 a.m. Aug. 9; self-monitor through Aug. 16 or Aug. 23 respectively.

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