The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County continued a gradual decline, with eight reported on Thursday, but two new deaths related to the disease were reported.
The two deaths were both related to nursing homes, according to the county. So far, 102 people with COVID-19 in the county are known to have died since the pandemic arrived in mid-March.
The new lab-confirmed cases bring to 1,707 the number of known cases so far.
Twenty-six county residents were being treated for COVID-19 in county hospitals as of noon Thursday: Two in Rome Memorial Hospital, including one who is a nursing home resident, and 24 in the Mohawk Valley Health System, where 12 are nursing home residents receiving care.
As of mid-day Thursday, the county was tracking 169 active positive cases.
Statewide, 0.89 percent of tests returned Wednesday were positive, with 584 new cases, according to the staff of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Eight people died with COVID-19. Since the pandemic arrived in New York, 24,959 people have died with it.
Oneida County announced the following possible public exposures to people with COVID-19 and recommended anyone at these locations at the respective times monitor themselves for symptoms:
• Turning Stone casino bingo hall, during the 4 p.m. bingo session on July 3. Self-monitor through July 17.
• Aldi on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford, 3-5 p.m. July 4. Self-monitor through July 18.