COVID-19 cases drop statewide

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On Thursday, the statewide COVID-19 seven-day average positivity rate was 2.57% which was the lowest seven-day positivity rate since Nov. 1, 2020, according to information from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

There were 45 COVID-19 deaths in New York state on Wednesday, the information continues.

To keep numbers going down, officials continue to encourage vaccination.

On Thursday, nearly 1.3 million doses had been administered over the previous seven day period, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  

“We continue to vaccinate more New Yorkers each and every day, and we’re bolstering statewide efforts to get shots in arms by opening mass vaccination sites to walk-ins over 60, expanding eligibility and establishing more new sites,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“We have a lot of work ahead to get New Yorkers to a sufficient level of immunity to defeat this virus once and for all, but millions have now taken both doses and we’re undoubtedly making progress. In the meantime, New Yorkers should follow the public health guidance and keep each other safe to get us through the pandemic together.”

To see information on the states vaccine program, visit: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

Oneida County numbers

On April 21, the county saw 45 new positive cases, and no new COVID-19 related deaths.

There were 16 patients hospitalized in Oneida County with 13 at Mohawk Valley Health System and three at Rome Health. Four of the 16 are nursing home residents. Seven residents are hospitalized out of the county.

Local work to get county residents vaccinated continues.

“Vaccination appointments are currently available at multiple Oneida County-operated PODs. To view the full list and to book an appointment please visit www.ocgov.net,” notes a statement from Oneida County.

To see an updated Oneida County COVID-19 dashboard, visit: https://bit.ly/3amqPtc

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