66 new COVID cases in Oneida County

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Oneida County reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for 968 known active cases.

As of Thursday afternoon, 40 county residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, including four at Rome Memorial Hospital, 25 in the Mohawk Valley Health System, and 11 outside the county.

In addition to those in isolation with a recent positive test, 1,440 were in mandatory quarantine because of recent close contacts with someone who has tested positive.

No new COVID-related deaths were reported in the county.

The Mohawk Valley region’s positive test rate was 2.4% averaged over the most recent seven days, and the number of new cases each day per 100,000 people averaged over the past week was 21.72, up from 20.1 the day before. Gross new daily hospitalizations per 100,000 people was 1.68.

Statewide, the numbers were 2.9%, 24.58 cases per 100,000 and 1.51 new hospitalizations.

New micro-cluster focus areas were added or enlarged downstate in Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties. The highest test rates, however, were in Buffalo-based Western New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, with a 4.8% rate as of Thursday.

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