19 new COVID cases in Oneida County


Oneida County reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for 126 known active cases.

No new deaths were reported. Eight county residents with COVID-19 were hospitalized: seven in the Mohawk Valley Health System and one in Rome Memorial Hospital. Three are nursing home residents.

In addition to the 126 in isolation after a recent positive test, 757 people were in mandatory quarantine because of recent close contact with someone who had tested positive.

Regionally, the Mohawk Valley’s percentage of tests that indicated COVID-19 stood at .5% averaged over the previous seven days. Its average daily new cases per 100,000 over the past week stood at 3.41, up from 2.80 on Thursday.

The statewide figures Friday were 1.2% of tests indicating COVID-19, and 7.8 cases per 100,000 per day. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said localized areas that are seeing outbreaks are also seeing hospital admission increases, and remain the main driver of new hospital admissions for the state. Nearly 50 percent of all new daily hospital admissions in New York State over the past 14 days have been from Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, Orange, and counties along the Pennsylvania border where we have "micro-cluster" focus zone areas.

The Mohawk Valley region's gross new hospitalizations per 100,000 people on a rolling seven-day basis stood Friday at 0.29, unchanged from earlier in the week.


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