On Sunday, there were 24 COVID-19-related deaths reported across New York and Mondays statewide seven-day average positivity rate was recorded as 2.37%, according to information from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.
Over the weekend, the period of Oct. 1 to Oct. 3 brought 278 new cases and one new virus-related death to Oneida County, county information noted. The positivity rate for the county was 4.3%.
There were 53 Oneida County residents hospitalized (38 unvaccinated/15 vaccinated) with 33 at Mohawk Valley Health System, 11 at Rome Health and nine out of the county.
The positivity rate for the Mohawk Valley was 4.8%.
Public officials continue to urge state residents to be vigilant with health and safety measures geared toward combatting the pandemic virus.
“We have made great strides in getting New Yorkers vaccinated, but it is important we stay vigilant,” Hochul said in a statement, “Remember to keep washing your hands and wearing your mask to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Most importantly, make sure you and your family get vaccinated as soon as possible, as vaccines are our greatest weapon against the pandemic.”
WellNow Urgent Care testing
Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, WellNow Urgent Care in Oneida will temporarily serve as a dedicated COVID-19 testing center for asymptomatic patients, according to a release.
Located at 109 Genesee St. in Oneida, the testing facility will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be scheduled online.
“The center in Oneida is the fourteenth WellNow Urgent Care location in New York State that is temporarily serving as a dedicated COVID-19 testing center. Full-service WellNow Urgent Care centers in the area include Rome, Utica and Fayetteville. Patients seeking treatment for injuries and illnesses, as well as those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should visit their nearest full-service WellNow Urgent Care center,” a release continues.
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
• To see COVID-19 information for Madison County, visit: https://on.ny.gov/3je8vr0
• The New York State Department of Health offers statewide information on COVID-19 at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov
• To see a state compiled COVID-19 breakthrough data report, which displays COVID-19 breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and in-depth data over time, visit: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-breakthrough-data-report
• To see the states collection of data on COVID-19 variants, visit: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-variant-data