County has 224 new positive COVID-19 cases

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There were 52 COVID-19-related deaths across the state on Monday and Tuesday’s seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 4.87%, according to information from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

There were 224 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday in Oneida County as well as one new virus-related death, according to county data.

Also on Tuesday, Oneida County reported that there were 81 Oneida County residents hospitalized due to the virus — 50 were unvaccinated and 31 were vaccinated. Further, 57 people were hospitalized at Mohawk Valley Health System, 15 at Rome Health and nine people were hospitalized outside of the county.

Speaking to the upcoming holiday season, Hochul urged all state residents to be safe.

“It will take all of us coming together and doing our part as New Yorkers to ensure we are able to enjoy this holiday season safely,” Hochul said in a statement, “We know what we need to do to limit the spread and prevent serious illness from the COVID-19 virus - get the shot if you haven’t already, get the booster if you have, and keep your loved ones safe and healthy by making sure they get vaccinated too.”

COVID-19 information links

• New York State’s COVID-19 data has been collected in one online spot at: https://on.ny.gov/3rw82oG

• 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

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