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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: 1967248

Reported Deaths: 51258
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2600639889
Queens2597329511
Suffolk1908893300
Nassau1750233097
Bronx1727466359
New York1300554297
Westchester1243172235
Erie799591683
Richmond696201739
Monroe597381032
Orange45423782
Rockland45245940
Onondaga35490659
Dutchess27510432
Albany23368343
Oneida21251497
Niagara17780332
Broome17129348
Saratoga14167160
Ulster12791241
Schenectady12252190
Rensselaer10495136
Putnam1005291
Chautauqua8227132
Chemung7052133
Oswego687690
Ontario674091
Steuben6192141
St. Lawrence612594
Sullivan598968
Cayuga579490
Jefferson539263
Wayne513967
Cattaraugus503780
Genesee5005121
Herkimer4868107
Clinton446532
Madison423885
Tompkins400349
Fulton398086
Livingston393658
Montgomery3817114
Columbia379999
Cortland350760
Warren333355
Tioga331658
Wyoming320451
Allegany313383
Otsego311846
Greene307774
Chenango301873
Washington280355
Orleans270283
Lewis242033
Franklin237012
Delaware211236
Seneca184656
Schoharie150315
Essex148526
Yates109226
Schuyler97713
Hamilton2982
Unassigned16592
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