On Sunday, there were 28 COVID-19-related deaths across New York and Monday’s statewide seven-day average positivity rate was measured at 2.10%, according to information from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.
In Oneida County, between Friday and Sunday, there were 208 new cases of COVID-19 and six new virus-related deaths, according to county figures, with another 49 residents hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 16 are in Rome Heatlh while 26 are at Mohawk Valley Health System facilities while seven are being treated outside of Oneida County.
The call for vaccination continues.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is readily available, free, and most importantly, it’s effective - now, for those eligible, it is also important to get booster shots to ensure your vaccine is as efficient as possible,” Hochul said in a statement, “A year ago, we were not lucky enough to have a vaccine at our disposal, but now we have multiple. The vaccine is the best tool we have to work our way out of this pandemic and I encourage those who have not yet received theirs to go out and get it to protect yourself and your loved ones.”
COVID-19 info links
• New York State’s COVID-19 data has been collected in one online spot at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-data-new-york
• 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