Positivity rate again inches up in state

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On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office reported that there had been two COVID-19-related deaths in New York on Monday and that the seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate was 1.31%. It was another week showing a slight gain in the positivity rate, which just ticked over 1% last week.

Locally, Oneida County’s weekly percentage of positive cases for the week of July 13, was .9%, and there have been no virus-related deaths since June 16.

“New Yorkers have made great progress beating back this virus, but we have to make sure everyone who’s able gets vaccinated as soon as possible to defeat COVID-19 for good - especially with new, more contagious variants of the virus out there,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “Getting shots in arms is the critical factor we need to fully rebuild our economy and secure New York’s future. If you haven’t received your shot yet, there’s ample supply and vaccination sites across the state, so make an appointment or simply walk in today.”

COVID-19 information links

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.

The New York State Department of Health offers statewide information on COVID-19 at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov

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