15 new COVID cases in Oneida County

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Oneida County reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for 120 known active cases.

Three of the newly test-confirmed cases involved residents of nursing homes. Four patients with COVID-19, including a nursing home resident, were hospitalized in the county, in the Mohawk Valley Health System.

In addition, 672 people were in mandatory precautionary quarantine because of close contact with people with COVID.

No new deaths were reported.

The Mohawk Valley region’s indicators stood at 0.4% of tests indicating COVID over a seven-day rolling average, and 3.00 new cases per 100,000 per day over the previous week. Gross new hospitalizations per 100,000 was at 0.26. Half of ICU beds were available, and 45 per cent of all hospital beds.

Statewide, 1.1 percent of tests were positive over the past week, and there were 6.88 new cases per 100,000.

The positive-test rate in cluster areas known as red zones was 4.84%, unchanged from the day before, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

reported yesterday is 4.84 percent - unchanged from the day before.

"New York's numbers remain steady, despite the handful of clusters we are currently focused on,” Cuomo said. “We are addressing these clusters through our targeted approach to ensure that they don't become community spread. As we go through the fall and into the winter and cases continue to rise across the country, it's going to take the work of all New Yorkers to maintain our progress. We cannot and will not risk going backwards to where we were in the spring.”

The Oneida County Health Department announced the following incidents of possible public exposure to someone who tested positive and recommends self-monitoring for anyone at these locations at these times:

Walmart at 710 Horatio St., Utica, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 5; self-monitor through Oct. 19.

CVS at 139 Main St., Waterville, noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 5-9 p.m. Oct. 11; self-monitor through Oct. 24 or Oct. 25.

Celtic Harp, 805 Varick St., Utica, 1-2 p.m. Oct. 12; self-monitor through Oct. 26.

Hamilton College Book Store, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, 12:45-5 p.m. Oct. 14; self-monitor through Oct. 28.

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