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: 2147318

Reported Deaths: 53632
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings28739010516
Queens28217910018
Suffolk2040833412
Nassau1870513184
Bronx1865306597
New York1427444530
Westchester1313192296
Erie905981814
Richmond770911855
Monroe698961117
Orange48988847
Rockland47345758
Onondaga39473680
Dutchess29847447
Albany25027358
Oneida22813518
Niagara20243375
Broome18789367
Saratoga15729168
Ulster14111258
Schenectady13361206
Rensselaer11422145
Putnam1073793
Chautauqua9008146
Chemung7840137
Oswego770493
Ontario750893
Steuben7013147
Sullivan676976
St. Lawrence675097
Cayuga642092
Jefferson625568
Wayne584873
Cattaraugus578193
Genesee5456124
Herkimer5255110
Clinton487833
Madison460689
Livingston455760
Fulton446193
Tompkins444152
Montgomery4291128
Columbia4130104
Cortland396864
Tioga387163
Warren376162
Wyoming362253
Allegany357987
Chenango355377
Otsego349747
Greene346879
Washington320355
Orleans314383
Lewis283736
Franklin257512
Delaware243139
Seneca203357
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Yates118226
Schuyler109014
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