Madison County reports uptick in COVID-19 cases

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As municipalities around the area are beginning to notice an anticipated post-Christmas surge in COVID-19 cases, Madison County is no different.

Madison County reported 79 new positive cases on Dec. 22; 62 on Dec. 23; 67 on Dec. 24; 36 on Dec. 25; 32 on Dec. 26; 45 on Dec, 27; 98 on Dec. 28; 115 on Dec. 29 and 116 on Dec. 30.

“It should be noted that these numbers do not include individuals who tested positive with at-home tests, since those results are not automatically reported to the health department,” noted a county spokeswoman in a Thursday statement.

As of Thursday, there was one new virus-related death in the county, bringing the COVID-19-related death tally to 116 since counting began in the spring of 2020.

The Madison County Department of health is now offering a way for individuals to self-report positive test results by filling out a form online at: https://on.ny.gov/3EKinR0

“Individuals may also use this form if you tested positive through a test site and would like isolation orders before they hear from a state contact tracer,” a statement continues.

As of Thursday, 68.5% of the county population had a completed vaccination series.

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