There were two COVID-19 deaths in New York on Wednesday and Thursday’s statewide seven-day average positivity rate rose to 2.17%.
In Oneida County, there were 10 new cases of COVID-19 on July 28, and no new virus-related deaths have been recorded since July 26.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo weighed in on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.
“The vaccine is our strongest defense against the COVID virus, particularly the Delta variant. We don’t want to go backward, we can’t go backward and with the vaccine available there’s no reason why we should go backward,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Talk to your doctor, avoid misinformation. Over 11 million New Yorkers have gotten their vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones - it’s free, safe and accessible. If you haven’t already, you should get yours as soon as possible.”
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.