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.