Oneida County has 304 new positive COVID-19 cases

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In Oneida County, there were 304 new positive COVID-19 cases and two new virus-related deaths between Oct. 8 and Oct. 10, according to a Monday data release from the county.

The positivity rate for the county was 4.2%.

There were 64 Oneida County residents hospitalized (39 unvaccinated/25 vaccinated) with 35 at Mohawk Valley Health System, 17 at Rome Health and 12 out of the county. The positivity rate for the Mohawk Valley was 5.44%.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 1,075 active cases of the pandemic virus in the county.

As officials continue to push for COVID-19 vaccination, a recent Tweet by Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., also advised getting the flu shot.

“To keep myself & others healthy! Anyone can get #flu & serious problems related to flu can happen to people of any age. Get your flu vaccine by the end of October for best protection. cdc.gov/fightflu,” Walensky noted.

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

• To see a state compiled COVID-19 breakthrough data report, which displays COVID-19 breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and in-depth data over time, visit: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-breakthrough-data-report

• To see the states collection of data on COVID-19 variants, visit: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-variant-data

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