Oneida County reported 68 new positive coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the highest number of cases confirmed in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
The last time the more than 60 cases were reported in one day was in May, when 63 people tested positive stemming from an outbreak at Green Empire Farms in Madison County.
There were also 520 active cases reported, the highest reported in the county since yesterday, when there were 459.
On Monday, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente urged people to continue following mask and social distancing orders, and avoid large gatherings, to prevent a positivity rate that would prompt the state to put the region in a yellow zone.
There are 29 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 23 at Mohawk Valley Health System and six outside of the county.