15 new COVID cases in Oneida County

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Oneida County had 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours ending at noon Friday, and two more deaths from the disease.

The two deaths were nursing-home related, the county announced. Two of the 15 new cases were were residents of nursing homes.

As of Friday, the county has had 104 COVID-related deaths among county residents since the pandemic arrived locally in mid-March.

The number of test-confirmed positive cases stood Friday at 1,750. The number included 28 cases backlogged from labs over the past two weeks that were entered into the tracking system all at once.

Twenty-eight patients were being treated with COVID-19 in county hospitals, including two at Rome Memorial and 26 in the Mohawk Valley Health System, and four in hospitals in some other county. One patient in Rome and 13 in MVHS hospitals are from nursing homes. As of Friday, there were 201 active positive cases in the county.

The Mohawk Valley region’s rate of tests coming back positive, on a rolling average over the previous seven days, stood Thursday at 1.1 percent. Its rolling seven-day rate of new cases per 100,000 people stood at 3.83, highest in the state.

Oneida County issued the following notice of potential public exposure to people confirmed to have COVID-19 and recommended anyone at these places at these times self-monitor for symptoms:

Walgreens on Kellogg Road in Washington Mills, 6-7 p.m. July 1. Self-monitor through July 15.

Dollar Tree on Kellogg Road in Washington Mills, 6-7 p.m. July 1. Self-monitor through July 15.

Capri Pizzeria, Main Street in Boonville, 5-9 p.m. July 7. Self-monitor through July 21.

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