The wave of COVID-19 continues as Oneida County reported 25 new cases Wednesday, the fifth day of the past week with 20 or more new positive tests.
The county also reported another death of a resident with COVID-19, for 131 since the pandemic arrived.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 17 county residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, including six who are residents of nursing homes. All were being treated in the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica and New Hartford. Another four county residents were hospitalized outside the county.
The new confirmed tests left the county with 314 known active positive cases. In addition, 1,461 people were in mandatory quarantine because of recent contact with someone with an active case.
The Mohawk Valley region held steady, with its average of new cases per 100,000 each day on a rolling seven-day basis at 7.54, and 0.9% of test results positive for COVID-19 averaged over the previous seven days. Gross new hospitalizations per 100,000 on a weekly basis inched up to 0.56.
The statewide figures were 11.07 new cases per 100,000 each day, 1.6% positive-test rate, and 0.75 new hospitalizations per 100,000.
The Oneida County Health Department announced the following possible public exposures to someone with a recent positive tests and recommended self-monitoring for symptoms:
St. Mark’s Church, 440 Keyes Road, Utica, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 25; self-monitor through Nov. 8.
Walmart at 5815 Rome-Taberg Road in Rome, 11:30-11:45 a.m. Oct. 27; self-monitor through Nov. 10.
Walmart at Consumer Square in New Hartford, 4-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27; self-monitor through Nov. 10.
Dippin Donuts, 1169 Erie Blvd., Rome, approximately noon to 12:15 p.m. each day Oct. 27, 28 and 29; self-monitor through Nov. 10, 11 or 12.
Walmart at Consumer Square in New Hartford, 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 29; self-monitor through Oct. 12.
Price Chopper in the North Utica Shopping Center, 5:15-5:45 p.m. Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 13.
Applebee’s, Consumer Square in New Hartford, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 1; self-monitor through Nov. 15.