Positivity rate inches up

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There were three COVID-19 deaths in New York on Thursday and the statewide seven-day average positivity rate is now 2.28%, according to information from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

In Oneida County, there were 14 new cases of COVID-19 on July 29 and there have been no virus-related deaths since July 26.

In a daily release, Cuomoupdated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“The Delta variant’s spread throughout New York State and across the country is reinforcing the need for New Yorkers to get vaccinated as quickly as possible,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This virus can still infect you and others, and being vaccinated is the crucial action each of us can take to slow the spread. There’s ample supply and vaccination sites conveniently located across the state, so I urge everyone who can to get the vaccine as soon as possible.”

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

The New York State Department of Health offers statewide information on COVID-19 at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov

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