Oneida County reported the highest positive test result in a single day on Wednesday, and the hospitalization rate also hit a record high.
317 new positive cases were reported, with a total of 181 people in the hospital, of which 167 were hospitalized between the Mohawk Valley Health System and Rome Memorial Hospital. The other 14 are in hospitals outside the county.
The positive rate in the Mohawk Valley was the highest in the state for several consecutive days, at 9.36% on Wednesday.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente reminded people to avoid gatherings this weekend to stop the spread.
“These worrying figures show that everyone must abide by the health and safety guidelines that we continue to emphasize every day, and be diligent. It should also remind people to stay smart on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and avoid gatherings with people outside the family. Together, how important it is to prevent this deadly virus from spreading further.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 12,000 people have tested positive in Oneida County and nearly 5,000 people have now recovered. There are currently 5,231 active cases.
More than 7,500 people have been quarantined or quarantined.
According to reports, a total of 221 COVID-related deaths have been reported.
For a complete list of statistics updated on Wednesday by Onida and other counties, click here.