There were no COVID deaths reported in Oneida or Herkimer counties in the latest update from health officials on Wednesday.

Oneida County continues to see fewer and fewer virus-related deaths. Wednesday's update marked the third time in the last five days the county didn't lose a life to coronavirus. The county did add 45 new cases.

Oneida County's seven day average for new cases per day in is in the mid-forties. That's a slight uptick from last week, where the seven-day average dropped into the 30 - but still a far cry from the area's peak that saw most days with a new case total above 300.

There was a small increase in active cases for the second day in a row, now at 691. The county started the week under 670. Hospitalizations did decrease again from the previous update, falling by two to 42, again a number now seen in more than three-months.

Herkimer County also reported no deaths, and there just eleven new positive test results.

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The county's active case total decreased by eight, to 75. And, the number of county residents hospitalized with the virus fell by almost 25% from Tuesday's update, moving from 18 to 13.

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