Oneida County counts 517 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday


There were 177 COVID-19-related deaths across New York on Thursday and the statewide seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 18.65%, according to information released Friday from Gov. Kathy Hochul's office.

In a daily statement, Hochul said, "We are appearing to turn the corner on the winter surge ... This is no time to spike the football, we still need to remain vigilant. So let's continue to use the tools we know will help stop the spread and keep ourselves safe: get the vaccine, get the booster, wear a mask, and stay home if you're feeling sick. Let's continue to do the right thing and we will get through this together."

Looking locally, on Thursday, there were 517 new positive cases of COVID-19 and no new virus-related deaths in Oneida County.

Of the 5,651 active positive cases, there were 75 county residents hospitalized. Drilling down further into the numbers, of the 75 hospitalized, there were 28 unvaccinated and 47 vaccinated.

Among other county data points, there were 52 hospitalized in the Mohawk Valley Health System, 11 at Rome Health and 12 outside the country.

The county also broke down the hospitalization vaccination status by age in the Thursday data:

· 20-29 years-old: 1 unvaccinated/0 vaccinated

· 30-39 years-old: 2 unvaccinated/0 vaccinated

· 40-49 years-old: 2 unvaccinated/4 vaccinated

· 50-59 years-old: 7 unvaccinated/7 vaccinated

· 60-69 years-old: 6 unvaccinated/10 vaccinated

· 70-79 years-old: 7 unvaccinated/14 vaccinated

· 80-89 years-old: 3 unvaccinated/11 vaccinated

· 90-99 years-old: 0 unvaccinated/1 vaccinated

COVID-19 Information Links

-New York State’s COVID-19 data has been collected in one online spot at:

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

-Scheduling a vaccine appointment can also be completed at:

-COVID-19 case numbers and vaccination rates are available on Oneida County’s online Dashboard at:

-To see COVID-19 information for Madison County, visit:


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