Whether it is an escalation of a trend that started weeks ago or part of the anticipated post-Thanksgiving increase, Oneida County recorded another record level day of positive test results for the Coronavirus. The numbers released Friday by Oneida County showed 273 new cases of COVID-19. None of those test results came from nursing home residents. There are now 81 patients in hospital, 65 of those at MVHS facilities in Utica and 16 in Rome Memorial.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente issued this statement with the county’s release:
“Today, is clearly another alarming day. I want to be clear, your County government continues to do everything it can to mitigate the spread of this virus. At this time the most important action people can take is stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary, especially when they are sick.
It is imperative that everyone take every precaution to stay safe. Wear a mask, stay socially distant, stay home, wash your hands and avoid congregating with those not in your immediate household. Collective community action is the key to reversing these numbers.
I will have a briefing on Monday at 3:00pm to lay out next steps as we continue to use every tool at our disposal to fight this virus. “Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr.
There are 2,297 active positive cases of COVID in Oneida County. There were 2 COVID related deaths in the county from Thursday to Friday. There have been 156 COVID related deaths recorded in Oneida County.