There were 28 COVID-19-related deaths in New York City on Thanksgiving Day and the statewide seven-day average positivity rate for the infection as of Friday was measured at 3.82%, data shows published Friday by the governor’s office.
Updated COVID-19 data from Oneida County – covering the Thanksgiving holiday – was not available at press time on Friday. However, full detailed data will be released again on Monday, November 29, according to a county spokesperson.
Governor Kathy Hochul commented on a newly detected variant of COVID-19 on Friday.
“We are closely monitoring the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 variant, also known as the Omicron variant. The Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center lab will continue to actively monitor selected COVID-19 virus samples across New York state to compare sequences and identify circulating and new variants. While we have yet to identify an Omicron case, we are not surprised that new variants are emerging that could possibly end up in New York City. We will continue to monitor WHO’s actions and work with our CDC partners to keep a close eye on developments, ”Hochul said.
The governor’s remarks continued: “I want to remind New Yorkers to continue to take the precautionary measures we know to reduce the spread of this deadly virus: wear a mask in indoor public places, use good hygiene. hands, get tested and stay home in case of illness. The vaccine also remains one of our greatest weapons in the fight against the pandemic ”,
-New York State COVID-19 data was collected in one location online at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-data-new-york
-In Oneida County, vaccine appointments and walk-in tours are available.
on sites managed by the county. To make an appointment, visit www.ocgov.net.
-Scheduling an appointment for the vaccine can also be done at: vaccines.gov.
-COVID-19 case numbers and vaccination rates are available on the Oneida County online dashboard at: https://bit.ly/3A85tLp
-To view COVID-19 information for Madison County, visit: https://on.ny.gov/3je8vr0