Oneida County sees 498 new positive COVID-19 cases

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There were 166 COVID-19-related deaths across the state on Tuesday and the seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 20.22%, according to a statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

In a daily statement, Hochul added, "The slowdown in new cases gives us a glimmer of hope, but cases still remain high and we are nowhere near the end of the winter surge … Let's not undo all of the hard work we've put in to get to this point. Please make sure to get your second dose and booster shot. Parents and guardians, the best way to protect our children is to get them vaccinated and boosted, once they're eligible. And let's continue to use the tools we know will help stop the spread: Wear a non-cloth mask and stay home if you're feeling sick."

In Oneida County, there were 498 new positive cases and one new virus-related death on Tuesday. The county infection positivity rate was measured at 17%.

Further, there were 70 Oneida County residents hospitalized in Oneida County. Of that figure, 34 people were unvaccinated and 36 were vaccinated. Also, 51 were hospitalized in the Mohawk Valley Health System, 11 were at Rome Health and eight were hospitalized outside the county.

Wednesday evening, a daily report from Madison County noted there were 142 new positive cases of COVID-19. There were 475 current active positive cases, and of that figure, 18 county residents were hospitalized.

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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