County has 76 new positive COVID-19 cases

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There were 43 COVID-19-related deaths across the state on Thursday, and by midday Friday the seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 3.30%, according to information from the governor’s office.

On Thursday in Oneida County, there were 76 new cases of the virus and three new virus-related deaths.

There were 48 Oneida County residents hospitalized (36 unvaccinated/12 vaccinated) with 31 at Mohawk Valley Health System, 10 at Rome Health and seven out of the county.

Elected officials continue to encourage vaccination.

“Many New Yorkers are continuing to catch COVID-19 as we work to fight the pandemic across the state. Although many have gotten vaccinated, we need to push those numbers even higher to defeat this virus for good,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement.

“We’re working to get more vaccines in underserved communities across New York—particularly among 12 to 17-year-olds—and that’s why we’re opening new pop-up sites and leveraging a social media campaign to get the word out. The shot is safe, free and effective, so let’s all protect our friends and neighbors and get vaccinated today.”

COVID-19 information links

• In Oneida County, vaccine appointments and walk-ins are available at county-operated sites. To book an appointment, visit www.ocgov.net.

• Scheduling a vaccine appointment can also be completed at: vaccines.gov.

• COVID-19 case numbers and vaccination rates are available on Oneida County’s online Dashboard at: https://bit.ly/3A85tLp

• To see COVID-19 information for Madison County, visit: https://on.ny.gov/3je8vr0

• The New York State Department of Health offers statewide information on COVID-19 at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov

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