Pop-up vaccine clinic Thursday at Rome YMCA

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There were 43 COVID-19-related deaths across the state on Monday, and on Tuesday, New York's seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 4.19%, according to a release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

According to the state, the seven-day average infection positivity rate in the Mohawk Valley was measured at 9.76%.

"While we're entering a vulnerable time this winter when the chance of spreading COVID-19 is higher, the good news is that we are not defenseless," Hochul said in a statement, "Vaccinations are safe, free, and readily available for all New Yorkers. If you plan to spend time with your family this holiday season, plan to get vaccinated, and get the booster shot if you're already vaccinated. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and protect yourself and your loved ones."

Looking locally, on Monday, there were 191 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County and three new virus related deaths, according to information provided Tuesday by the county.

The county reported the infection positivity rate was 8.5%.

There were also 88 Oneida County residents hospitalized with COVID-19, of that number, 55 were unvaccinated and 33 were vaccinated.

Sixty-four patients were hospitalized at Mohawk Valley Health System, 15 at Rome Health and nine outside the county.

Vaccination clinic

A “Roll Up Your Sleeve” pop-up COVID vaccination clinic will operate from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Rome Family YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield St.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. No appointment is necessary. First doses and boosters only will be administered.

There will be no doses available for children under age 12.

Vaccinations are free. The clinic is sponsored by Mohawk Valley Health Services, Central Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Rome YMCA, Rome Chapter NAACP and The Neighborhood Center in Utica.

For more information, call 315-271-7703.

COVID-19 information links

• New York State’s COVID-19 data has been collected in one online spot at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-data-new-york

• 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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