New COVID-19 cases remain high in Oneida County

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New COVID-19 cases remain high in the county as deaths remained relatively consistent, according to data provided by Oneida County.

According to the data, Oneida County reported 2,794 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the week from Thursday, Jan. 13 through Wednesday, Jan. 19. The week’s numbers are high, but have dipped a bit compared to data from the previous week.

From Thursday, Jan. 6 through Wednesday, Jan. 12, Oneida County reported 3,667 new COVID-19 cases, along with seven deaths.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 51,146.

Oneida County reported the greatest number of new cases this past week, 518, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. There also were 517 cases reported Thursday, Jan. 13, 414 cases reported on Friday, Jan. 14, 375 on Saturday, Jan. 15 and 352 on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The lowest number of new cases related to COVID-19 was 277 on Sunday, Jan. 16.

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The new COVID-19 related deaths bring the county’s total to 612.

The greatest number of deaths this past week, three, were reported Wednesday, Jan. 18. The other death was Friday, Jan. 14.

As of Wednesday, Jan. 19, Oneida County had 4,730 active COVID-19 cases, with a 12.1% positivity rate.

A woman receives her Moderna Vaccination on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Resource Center for Independent Living in Utica.
A woman receives her Moderna Vaccination on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Resource Center for Independent Living in Utica.

Hospitalizations

Oneida County reported 77 residents were hospitalized as of Wednesday, Jan. 19. Twenty-nine of those hospitalized were unvaccinated.

Fifty-two of those hospitalized were in the Mohawk Valley Health System, with nine in Rome Health. Sixteen were hospitalized outside the county.

Eight of those hospitalized were in the intensive care unit, with an even split among the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Five of those hospitalized were on ventilators, with three being unvaccinated.

Twelve of those hospitalized were from long-term facilities, with one being unvaccinated.

Hospitalization status, including age and vaccination status is as follows:

  • 13-19 years-old: 1 unvaccinated/0 vaccinated

  • 30-39 years-old: 0 unvaccinated/1 vaccinated

  • 40-49 years-old: 2 unvaccinated/3 vaccinated

  • 50-59 years-old: 6 unvaccinated/4 vaccinated

  • 60-69 years-old: 9 unvaccinated/10 vaccinated

  • 70-79 years-old: 7 unvaccinated/17 vaccinated

  • 80-89 years-old: 4 unvaccinated/11 vaccinated

  • 90-99 years-old: 0 unvaccinated/2 vaccinated

According to the county, 38% of those were hospitalized as of Wednesday, Jan. 19.

The average age of the unvaccinated patients is 65, while the average age for vaccinated residents is 71, the county said.

Of those hospitalized, 80% are unvaccinated, past six months of full vaccination or have not received a booster, the county said.

Ed Harris is the Oneida County reporter for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Ed Harris at EHarris1@gannett.com.

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