Eight new COVID cases in Oneida County

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Oneida County reported eight new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, continuing a generally declining trend.

The county reported five COVID-related deaths over the weekend, all among residents of nursing homes.

Through Sunday there were 42 confirmed and nine presumed deaths in nursing homes in Oneida County, according to the the New York state Health Department. The totals do not include deaths that occurred outside nursing homes. Oneida County through Sunday has had 109 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic arrived locally in mid-March.

The county reported 14 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday and six on Sunday. As of noon Monday, the total known confirmed cases was 1,778.

Twenty-two patients were hospitalized in the county: Three at Rome Memorial Hospital, where two were nursing home residents receiving acute care, and 19 in the Mohawk Valley Health System, where eight are nursing home residents.

As of noon Monday, the county had 173 active positive cases.

The county announced the following incidents of possible public exposure to people with COVID-19 and advised anyone at these locations at these times to self-monitor for two weeks from the date of the possible exposure:

• Creekside Cafe on Oneida Street in New Hartford, 10-11 a.m. June 29; the self-monitoring period ended Monday.

​​​​​​​• Aldi on Herkimer Road in Utica, 10 a.m. to noon July 1; self-monitor through June 15.

​​​​​​​• Price Chopper on Auert Avenue in Utica, 10 a.m. to noon July 1; self-monitor through July 15.

​​​​​​​• Lowe’s on Horatio Street in Utica, 10 a.m. to noon July 3; self-monitor through July 17.

​​​​​​​• Walgreens on Commercial Drive in New Hartford, 6:15-6:45 p.m. July 10; self-monitor through July 24.

​​​​​​​• Hannaford on Meadow Street in Clnton, 3-4 p.m. July 3; self-monitor through July 17.

​​​​​​​• Hannaford on Commercial Drive in New Hartford, 1:30-2 p.m. July 5; self-monitor through July 19.

​​​​​​​• Dollar General on Chenango Avenue South in Clinton, 6:30-7 p.m. July 8; self-monitor through July 22.

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