Oneida County has 291 new positive COVID-19 cases

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There were 158 COVID-19-related deaths across New York on Monday and the statewide seven day average infection positivity rate was measured at 9.69% according to a release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office. 

In a daily statement, Hochul said, "The winter surge is not over yet, but cases continue to head in the right direction and we are in a far better position to deal with it than we were at this time last year … We have the tools and we know what works to keep our loved ones safe and our schools and economy open. Get vaccinated if you haven't yet, get boosted if you have, and please wear your mask and exercise caution in indoor public spaces."

On Monday, there were 291 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two new virus-related deaths in Oneida County.

Also, there were 73 Oneida County residents hospitalized — 30 were unvaccinated and 43 were vaccinated. Further there were 50 people hospitalized in the Mohawk Valley Health System, 10 at Rome Health and 13 outside the county.

On Tuesday, there were 111 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. There were 239 active cases and 13 people hospitalized.

Additional space keeps Utica clinic COVID-free

Primary Urgent Care has recently opened a separate COVID testing facility next door to their South Utica Genesee Street location, according to a release.

“With over 5,000 square feet, the additional space will reduce wait times for those wishing to receive a rapid COVID test with no appointment needed. It will also allow their South Utica clinic location to operate as COVID-free,” a release reads.

A release continues, “The locally-owned Primary Urgent Care locations in both Utica and Herkimer have been offering COVID care since the beginning of the pandemic. They are one of the only facilities in our region to offer both Rapid PCR and Antigen testing with same day results seven days a week. Test results for Rapid PCR are available in under 40 minutes and Rapid Antigen results are available in only 15 minutes.”

Primary Urgent Care is located at 1904 Genesee St. in Utica and at 130 W. Albany St. in Herkimer. Open everyday from 7:30 am–7:30 pm for walk-in visits. More information is available online at www.primaryurgentcare.com.

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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