12 new COVID cases; 124th death reported in county

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Oneida County reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for 55 known active positive cases, and one death from the disease, for 124 since the pandemic arrived in March.

In addition to the 55 people in isolation after a positive test for COVID, 533 were in mandatory precautionary quarantine. Four patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, all in the Mohawk Valley Health System.

Through Friday, the county has had 144,425 tests conducted and reported, 142,027 negative test results and 2,219 resolved cases.

Regionally, the Mohawk Valley’s rate of tests that indicate COVID stood at 0.4 percent daily on a rolling seven-day average basis, and the daily average of new cases per 100,000 people over the past week stood at 2.06, both among the lowest in the state. Gross new hospitalizations per 100,000 people, an indicator of the severity of the infection, stood in the region at 0.50 over a rolling seven-day average.

Statewide, there were 511 total hospitalizations on Friday. Of the 94,818 tests reported yesterday, 908, or 0.95% were positive, according to figures from the New York State Department of Health. The daily average of new cases per 100,000 people statewide stood at 4.17 and with a rolling average of 0.35.

The Oneida County Health Department announced one incident of possible public exposure to a person who has had a recent positive COVID-19 test; health authorities recommend anyone at the location at the time monitor themselves for symptoms:

Walmart on Commercial Drive in New Hartford, 3-9 p.m. Sept. 21; self-monitor through Oct. 5.

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