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146 new cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County

Posted 2/8/22

There were 71 COVID-19-related deaths across New York Monday and the statewide seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 4.36%, according to a release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s …

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146 new cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County

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There were 71 COVID-19-related deaths across New York Monday and the statewide seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 4.36%, according to a release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

In a daily statement, Hochul said, "We are improving in terms of lower positive cases, hospitalizations, and infection rates statewide … We cannot let our guard down now. Those who have yet to get their vaccine, their second dose, or their booster shot should do so as soon as possible. It's safe, effective, free, and widely available throughout the state. Keep your loved ones safe and healthy by utilizing the best tools at our disposal."

In Oneida County, on Monday, there were 146 new positive cases of COVID-19 and three new virus-related deaths, according to a release.

There were 47 Oneida County residents hospitalized due to the virus. Of that figure, 30 were hospitalized in the Mohawk Valley health System, seven at Rome health and 10 out of the county.

This year to date, there have been 18 virus-related deaths from vaccinated individuals and 27 deaths of unvaccinated individuals.

On Tuesday, there were 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the active positive case count to 79. Further, there were found people hospitalized due to the virus.

Madison County’s mental health task force gives an update

In May of 2021, Madison County Chairman John M. Becker organized a Mental Health Task Force to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community, according to county officials.

“The group developed a comprehensive mental health needs assessment to determine what the priority issues are in the community. The goal is to develop short term, mid-range, and long-term goals to assist with the development of needed programs and services. In order to assess the needs of the community, the MC Mental Health Task Force developed targeted surveys in 2021 for various populations such as school staff, students, seniors, Madison County citizens, and our faith based communities,” a statement notes.

Throughout 2022, the Task Force will continue to provide updates online: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2783/Mental-Health-Task-Force.

For additional mental health assistance, contact the 24/7 Madison County Mental Health Crisis Line at 315-366-2327, and select prompt 1.

COVID-19 Information Links

-New York State’s COVID-19 data has been collected in one online spot at: https://on.ny.gov/3rw82oG

-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

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