Oneida County reports a day-high 317 positive COVID tests


OneDay County reported its most positive test results in a single day on Wednesday, with hospitalization also at a new record high.

There were 317 new positive cases, and the hospital had a total of 181 people, 167 of whom admitted between Mohawk Valley Health System and Rome Memorial Hospital. The other 14 are in hospitals outside the county.

The Mohawk Valley region has the highest positivity rate in the state for the past several days, with a rate of 9.36%.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picante is reminding people to avoid celebrations this weekend, to help prevent the spread.

“These relate to the numbers that reinforce the need for everyone to follow the health and safety guidelines that we continue each day. Also as a reminder of how important it is to make this New Year’s Eve and Day smart to prevent further spread of this deadly virus, and to avoid gathering with those outside your home Should work.

About 12,000 people have tested positive in Oneida County since the onset of the epidemic, and have recovered about 5,000. There are currently 5,231 active cases.

There are over 7,500 people in quarantine or isolation.

There have been a total of 221 COVID-related deaths.

For a complete list of Wednesday’s updated figures in Oneida and other counties, click here.

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