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Oneida County COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

By Adam Rombel (


A vaccination taking place at MVHS (Photo credit: MVHS Facebook profile)

UTICA, N.Y. — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oneida County continues to fall steadily as discharges rise and active infections plummet.

In its Tuesday update, the county reported that 42 people were currently hospitalized in the county, with 37 patients at MVHS and 5 at Rome Health. The total is down 26 percent from 57 a week prior and 76 percent below the peak of 177 hospitalized on Jan. 6.

The sharp decline in the number of current COVID hospital patients is matched by large drops in virus cases in Oneida County. The county’s active infections have plunged to 677 as of Tuesday, down from a peak of about 7,300 less than five weeks ago.

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