Oneida County reports record-high 317 positive COVID tests in one day

Oneida County reported its highest number of positive cases reported in a single day on Wednesday, with hospitalizations also at a new record high.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 5:15 PM
Updated: Dec 30, 2020 6:02 PM

Oneida County reported its highest number of positive test results in a single day on Wednesday, with hospitalizations also at a new record high.

There were 317 new positive cases reported, and a total of 181 people in the hospital, with 167 of them admitted between Mohawk Valley Health System and Rome Memorial Hospital. The other 14 are in hospitals outside of the county.

The Mohawk Valley region has had the highest positivity rate in the state for several days, with the rate sitting at 9.36% Wednesday.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is reminding people to avoid gatherings this weekend, to help stop the spread.

“These are concerning numbers that reinforce the need for everyone to remain diligent in following the health and safety guidelines we continue to stress each day. It should also serve as a reminder of how important it is to be smart this New Year’s Eve and Day and to avoid gathering with those outside of your household to prevent further spread of this deadly virus,” said Picente.

Nearly 12,000 people have tested positive in Oneida County since the start of the pandemic, and nearly 5,000 have recovered. There are currently 5,231 active cases.

There are more than 7,500 people in quarantine or isolation.

A total of 221 COVID-related deaths have been reported.

For a full list of Wednesday's updated statistics in Oneida and other counties, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1967248

Reported Deaths: 51258
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2600639889
Queens2597329511
Suffolk1908893300
Nassau1750233097
Bronx1727466359
New York1300554297
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Erie799591683
Richmond696201739
Monroe597381032
Orange45423782
Rockland45245940
Onondaga35490659
Dutchess27510432
Albany23368343
Oneida21251497
Niagara17780332
Broome17129348
Saratoga14167160
Ulster12791241
Schenectady12252190
Rensselaer10495136
Putnam1005291
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Chemung7052133
Oswego687690
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Steuben6192141
St. Lawrence612594
Sullivan598968
Cayuga579490
Jefferson539263
Wayne513967
Cattaraugus503780
Genesee5005121
Herkimer4868107
Clinton446532
Madison423885
Tompkins400349
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Livingston393658
Montgomery3817114
Columbia379999
Cortland350760
Warren333355
Tioga331658
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Otsego311846
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Chenango301873
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Lewis242033
Franklin237012
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Hamilton2982
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