Oneida County reported its first COVID-19 related death Friday.
The Oneida County Health Department said the person was in their 80’s and had an underlying health condition.
“We are saddened by the loss of one of our community members,” said Linda Conlon, Oneida County HealthDepartment Director and Health Officer. “We extend our sympathies to their loved ones and all impacted.”
220 people in Oneida County have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.
In total eight people in the region have died from the virus, four of them in forest county.