Oneida County reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, for 290 known active cases, the most since July 1.
No COVID-related deaths were reported in the county. As of Tuesday afternoon, 15 county residents were hospitalized in the county with COVID-19, including four nursing home residents. All were being treated in the Mohawk Valley Health System. Three county residents were hospitalized outside the county.
In addition, 1,459 people were in mandatory quarantine because of recent close contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the active cases, 201 were classified as community cases and 89 in congregate facilities.
The six-county Mohawk Region had 7.71 new cases each day per 100,000 averaged over the previous seven days, lower than all regions in New York except 5.80 in the North Country and 6.86 of the Capital Region. The statewide figure was 11. The highest daily new-case average per population was 20.47 in the Binghamton-based Southern Tier.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that despite an increase in cases in the past two weeks, New York is still better off than most states, with the sixth-lowest rate of new cases per 100,000 people.
“As our metrics demonstrate, New York State is not immune from the wave of COVID outbreaks currently sweeping across the nation and the increase in cases and hospitalizations over the past weeks must serve as a caution flag that unless we are vigilant and continue wearing masks, washing our hands and remaining socially distant, the viral spread will increase,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The Oneida County Health Department reported the following incidents of possible public exposure to someone with an active case and recommends that anyone at these locations at these times monitor themselves for symptoms until the respective dates:
Rick’s Place 814 Mohawk St., Utica, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; self-monitor through Nov. 6
Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza, 640 Varick St., Utica, 7:45-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23; self-monitor through Nov. 6.
12 North Sports Bar, 10125 Mulaney Road, Marcy, 7:45-9 p.m. Oct. 28; self-monitor through Nov. 11.
Aldi at 121 Herkimer Road, Utica, 2-2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 5:45-6 p.m. Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 11 or Nov. 13.
Home Depot, 545 French Road, New Hartford, 7:45 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 and 6-10 a.m. Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 12 or Nov. 13, respectively.
T.J. Maxx in Consumer Square, New Hartford, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 29; self-monitor through Nov. 12.
Macy’s, Sangertown Square, New Hartford, 1-2 p.m. Oct. 29; self-monitor through Nov. 12.
Franco’s Pizza, 34 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, 4:45-5 p.m. Oct. 29; self-monitor through Nov. 12.
Fays Two, 701 Utica St., Oriskany, 7-10 a.m. Oct. 30 and 7-10 a.m. Oct. 31 ; self-monitor through Nov. 13 or Nov. 14.
Empower Federal Credit Union, 1928 Genesee St., Utica, 9-9:30 a.m. Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 13.
Walmart, 710 Horatio St., Utica, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 13.
Price Chopper at 1917 Genesee St., Utica, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 13.
Price Chopper at 50 Auert Ave., Utica, 5:15-5:45 p.m. Oct. 30; self-monitor through Nov. 13.