On Friday, the statewide seven-day average COVID-19 infection positivity rate measured 3.09% and there were 34 virus-related deaths across the state on Thursday, according to information from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.
In Oneida County, there were 106 new cases of the virus on Thursday.
There was also one new virus-related death in the county.
There were 53 Oneida County residents hospitalized (32 unvaccinated/21 vaccinated) with 36 at Mohawk Valley Health System, nine at Rome Health and eight out of the county.
“New Yorkers continue to battle COVID-19 every single day in hospitals and homes across our state, and we have to vaccinate more people to curb the spread of this terrible virus,” Hochul said in a statement.
“We’re taking decisive action to keep New Yorkers safe in schools and other facilities, but increasing the vaccination rate will push us across the finish line for good. The vaccine is safe, free and effective, and millions of New Yorkers have taken it, so I urge everyone who hasn’t yet received their shot to do so right away.”
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