COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise as elected officials continue the plea for vaccinations and additional cautions.
In Oneida County, there were 183 new positive cases, from Aug. 27-29, according to Monday data from the county. There was one new COVID-19 related death on Aug. 29.
There were 30 Oneida County residents hospitalized with 22 at Mohawk Valley Health System, five at Rome Health and three out of the county.
Across the state, there were 18 COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, and Monday brought a seven-day average infection positivity rate of 3.31%, according to information from the governor's office.
"While we have come so far in containing COVID, the virus is still a threat to our communities - it is up to us to prevent it from spreading any further," Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement. "Wear a mask, wash your hands and, if you haven't already, get vaccinated today. The vaccine is effective, it's safe, and it's available free of charge. It is the best protection we have against COVID."
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