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Mohawk Valley reports highest coronavirus positivity rate in New York

The Mohawk Valley had the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the state Monday, according to statistics reported by the New York State Department of Health.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 4:28 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2020 4:34 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley had the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the state Monday, according to statistics reported by the New York State Department of Health.

The Mohawk Valley’s positivity rate tops other regions at 8.46%, followed by the Finger Lakes, at 8.28%.

"When you look at the positivity it's Finger Lakes and it's Mohawk Valley, and those are the problem areas that we're focusing on now. This is the ongoing COVID whack-a-mole: you bring it down in one region it pops up in another, and that's what we've been dealing with," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Every other region in the state is under 7%, as of Dec. 21.

Below is breakdown of each positivity rate by county in the Mohawk Valley as of Sunday:

  • Fulton County: 9.6%
  • Herkimer County: 7.7%
  • Montgomery County: 7.7%
  • Oneida County: 9.1%
  • Otsego County: 5.1%
  • Schoharie County: 6.9%

The Federal Nursing Home Vaccination Program also started Monday, and will continue for six weeks. According to Cuomo, there are 32 Mohawk Valley nursing homes enrolled in the program.

Vaccinations were administered to regional health care workers last week and over the weekend.

To see all positivity rates across the state, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1228867

Reported Deaths: 40806
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1534247815
Kings1503768020
Suffolk1243842560
Nassau1113932529
Bronx1027395252
Westchester829331780
New York736343424
Erie507161350
Richmond437851367
Monroe43226742
Rockland31346806
Orange28168642
Onondaga26954520
Oneida16342335
Dutchess16115298
Albany15771251
Niagara11664235
Broome10743249
Saratoga883978
Schenectady8347118
Ulster7448186
Rensselaer6596101
Putnam629472
Chemung5479107
Chautauqua535054
Oswego476262
Ontario459279
Steuben4496130
Cayuga426769
Sullivan375148
Wayne356850
Genesee356696
Herkimer348548
St. Lawrence343756
Cattaraugus330860
Madison304775
Jefferson303121
Livingston260537
Cortland258753
Tompkins257222
Columbia234467
Allegany231375
Tioga214554
Montgomery212372
Wyoming207541
Clinton204016
Fulton199947
Warren198237
Greene196455
Orleans188268
Chenango168039
Otsego160021
Washington142421
Lewis141922
Seneca117745
Franklin10869
Delaware98316
Essex95216
Schoharie8735
Yates78316
Schuyler69910
Hamilton1451
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