24 new COVID cases in Oneida County; state quarantine list updated

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Oneida County reported 24 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the most since 24 were also reported July 29.

As of noon Tuesday, the county had 116 known active cases, 1,915 resolved cases, and 1,058 people in mandatory quarantine. No deaths related to COVID were reported.

Nine county residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, including one at Rome Memorial Hospital, seven in the Mohawk Valley Health System, and one outside the county. Two people in the MVHS were residents of nursing homes.

Regionally, the positive test rate was at 1 percent over the previous seven days, compared to the statewide rate of 0.9 percent. The number of new cases daily per 100,000 residents was 3.53, compared to the state rate of 3.23, and was the state’s second highest after 3.59 on Long Island.

In Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington were removed from the list of states whose residents must quarantine for two weeks when they travel to New York. Added to the list were Hawaii and South Dakota.

The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

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