The number of cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County grew slowly over the weekend with 34 new positive tests reported Sunday following 56 on Saturday, along with two deaths related to the disease.
Since the pandemic arrived in March, 141 county residents are known to have died with COVID-19.
As of Sunday afternoon, there were 933 known active cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County. Another 1,486 were in mandatory quarantine because of recent close contacts with someone with a recent positive test. Thirty-seven patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, including eight at Rome Memorial Hospital, 29 in the Mohawk Valley Health System, along with eight in hospitals in some other county.
In the Mohawk Valley region, the rate of test results that indicated COVID-19 was 2.5% averaged over the previous week, the number of new cases per 100,000 residents was 22.43 on a weekly basis, and gross new hospitalizations per 100,000 people averaged over a week was 1.85. In addition, 37% of hospital beds were in use and 45% of intensive care unit capacity was in use.
Statewide, the figures were 2.9% positive-test rate, 26.33 new cases per 100,000 day, and 1.74 new hospital admissions.
In Utica, Adirondack Bank announced that as of today all branches were going to drive-through or by-appointment service only.
The Oneida County Health Department announced an incident of possible public exposure to someone with a recent positive COVID-19 test and recommends anyone there at the time monitor themselves for symptoms:
El Barajo Restaurant, 672 Bleecker St., Utica, noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14; self-monitor through Nov. 26, 27 or 28.