Oneida County has 58 new COVID-19 cases; two new deaths

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On Monday, there were 58 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in Oneida County, according to data released Tuesday.

Since counting began in 2020, there have been 26,201 reported cases of the pandemic virus and 471 deaths in the county.

The positivity rate for the county was 4.4%.

There were 60 Oneida County residents hospitalized (40 unvaccinated/20 vaccinated) with 41 at Mohawk Valley Health System, nine at Rome Health and 10 out of the county.

Across New York, Monday saw 31 virus-related deaths and Tuesday’s statewide seven-day average positivity rate was 2.65%. The Mohawk Valley positivity rate was 4.45%.

Vaccination work continues.

“New Yorkers are still getting infected with COVID-19 every day, and the key to ending this pandemic for good is to increase our vaccination rate,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement, adding, “We’re moving mountains to get the vaccine into our communities—particularly those that have low vaccination rates—and to the 12 to 17 age group. However, every eligible New Yorker should take the vaccine, and that’s how we’ll restore our state’s economy to full strength and build prosperity for everyone.”

Vaccine boosters at Market 32

Price Chopper/Market 32 is now giving qualified individuals Pfizer’s COVID vaccine boosters in its pharmacies, according to a release.

Appointments must be made using the online scheduler at www.pricechopper.com/covidvaccine/.

Those who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations are not eligible for a booster dose at this time.

“Price Chopper/Market 32’s community pharmacies are pleased to continue doing our part to protect our communities from COVID-19,” said Scott Guisinger, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of pharmacy, in a statement.

“We encourage those who qualify for a booster to get one and those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so immediately so they can help protect themselves, their families and their communities.”

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