12 new COVID cases in Oneida County


Oneida County reported 12 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, no deaths and 13 county residents hospitalized with the disease.

None of the newly test-confirmed cases reported to the county by mid-day Friday involved a nursing home resident.

Of those hospitalized with COVID-19, two were at Rome Memorial Hospital and nine in the Mohawk Valley Health System, where four were from nursing homes. Two county residents were being treated outside the county.

As of Friday, the county was tracking 197 known active cases, had 1,733 resolved cases, 197 people in mandatory isolation and 1,115 in mandatory quarantine.

As of Friday, the Mohawk Valley region’s test positivity rate over the previous seven days was 1.1 percent, second highest upstate after the 1.3 percent of the Capital Region. Its seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 residents was 3.59, fourth-highest in the state after Long Island, the Capital Region and the Mid-Hudson region. Statewide rates were 1 percent positive tests and 3.34 new cases per 100,000 people.

The Oneida County Health Department announced the following incidents of potential public exposure to a person known to have COVID-19 and advised anyone at these locations at the respective times to monitor themselves for symptoms:

Centro bus from Genesee and Court Streets in Utica to Sangertown Square, approximately 2 p.m. andat about 7:45 p.m. July 20, and again 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. July 22; self-monitor through Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 respectively.

The Children’s Place in Sangertown Square mall in New Hartford, 2:30-7:30 p.m. July 20 and again July 22; self-monitor through Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 respectively.

Brimfield Farm Winery, Brimfield Street in Clinton, 1-2:30 p.m. July 26; self-monitor through Aug. 9.

Home Goods, Sangertown Square in New Hartford, 1-1:30 p.m. July 27; self-monitor through Aug. 10.

Target in Sangertown Square, 1-2 p.m. July 27; self-monitor through Aug. 10.


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