Four new COVID cases in Oneida County; regional indicators inch upward

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Oneida County reported four new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, for 83 active positive cases.

Four patients were hospitalized: three in the Mohawk Valley Health System and one out of the county.

No new COVID-related deaths were reported.

In addition to the 83 active cases in isolate, 679 people were in precautionary quarantine because of contacts with people who have tested positive.

Regionally, the Mohawk Valley’s percentage of tests each day that are positive for COVID, averaged over the previous seven days, stood at 0.7%, up slightly from Monday, and the number of new cases a day per 100,000 people averaged over the previous week was also up slightly to 3.09. Hospitalizations per 100,000 stood at 0.18.

Statewide, the rate of positive tests went above 1 percent for the first time in more than a month, but only up from about 0.9% the day before.

Six states were removed from New York’s list that requires 14-day quarantining for visitors: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio. Puerto Rico was added, the Northern Mariana Islands was also removed.

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