Oneida County COVID-19 Cases Rise Last Week As Deaths Decrease Slightly
Oneida County has seen the number of reported cases of COVID-19 increase over the past week, with deaths declining slightly, according to county statistics.
The county reported 625 new cases during the week of Thursday October 28 through Wednesday November 3. This brings the county total to 29,646.
Four of those days saw an increase of over 100 new cases per day.
Last week, the county reported 502 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths.
This week, the highest number of new cases reported was 117 on Thursday, October 28. There were 112 cases reported on Friday, October 29, 106 on Wednesday, November 3, and 103 on Tuesday, November 2.
The lowest number of new cases reported was 50 on Saturday, October 30.
Oneida County has reported six deaths in the past week, with one day representing most of them. The deaths bring the county’s total to 508.
Four deaths were reported on Tuesday, November 2, and one death per day on Thursday, October 28 and Monday, November 1.
Oneida County currently has 850 active cases of COVID-19 and a 3.5% positivity rate.
There are 52 county residents hospitalized, 33 of whom were unvaccinated. Of the 52 hospitalized residents, 29 are in the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), 13 are in Rome Health and 10 are hospitalized outside the county.
Ten of the hospitalized residents are in intensive care, nine of them unvaccinated.
Five of the hospitalized residents are on ventilators. All are unvaccinated.
Eight of those hospitalized come from long-term care facilities. Five of them are vaccinated.
The distribution of hospitalizations, by age and vaccination status is as follows:
- 20-29 years: 2 unvaccinated / 0 vaccinated
- 30-39 years: 4 unvaccinated / 1 vaccinated
- 40-49 years: 2 unvaccinated / 0 vaccinated
- 50-59 years: 6 unvaccinated / 2 vaccinated
- 60-69 years: 9 unvaccinated / 2 vaccinated
- 70-79 years: 5 unvaccinated / 2 vaccinated
- 80-89 years: 3 unvaccinated / 9 vaccinated
- 90-99 years: 2 unvaccinated / 3 vaccinated
As of Wednesday, November 3, 1,553 residents of Oneida County were in compulsory isolation and quarantine.
MVHS provides the 3 COVID boosters
The Mohawk Valley Health System is now providing the three COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to residents who qualify through its POD (distribution point) vaccine.
The POD is located at MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday.
Boosters are provided in partnership with Upstate Family Health Center and Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
Boosters are by appointment only. Vaccination cards are compulsory.
MVHS requests that appointments be made via the following links:
- Moderna / Pfizer: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=CCBFB31ADA9A01D4E0530A6C7C1691F4
- J&J: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=CF2F3092D8BC0354E0530A6C7C1684A2
For anyone unable to access the appointment system can call 315-624-5048.
Start of distribution of Boost Oneida County
Distribution has started for the Boost County Oneida Immunization Incentive Program, Oneida County Director Anthony Picente Jr. said Thursday.
Picente announced that the program has started distributing 14,000 $ 100 electronic gift cards redeemable to more than 100 businesses in the region.
The county provides electronic gift cards through Prizeout. Cards are eligible for residents who received a vaccine or a booster after July 15, 2021.
The program is funded by the American Rescue Plan and has a budget of $ 2.5 million.
Picente said eligible residents will be contacted directly by Prizeout in the coming days via text to the cell phone number or email address they provided at the time of vaccination, outlining how to redeem their gift card. electronic.
Ed Harris is the Oneida County reporter for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Ed Harris at [email protected]