COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Friday, August 14th

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Friday’s report, Oneida County confirmed 5 new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌; This‌ ‌brings‌ the ‌total ‌to‌ ‌2,159.‌ There are no new COVID-19 related fatalities; The total number of deaths is 117. 86 cases are active, 7 patients are hospitalized and 1,956 cases are resolved.

There is one new potential public exposure. On August 12th an Oneida County resident that tested positive for COVID-19 went to Price Chopper in North Utica from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The patient wore a mask while there so the risk to the public is low. If you visited the store during that time period then you’re asked to monitor yourself for symptoms until August 26th. 

In Friday’s update, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported no new positive cases of Coronavirus, the total is now 295. 35 cases are active, 4 patients are hospitalized, 8 people have passed away and 252 patients have recovered.

The Otsego County Department of Health has not released a COVID-19 update since Wednesday, August 12th. 

Beginning Monday, August 17th, the state will allow bowling alleys to operate at 50% capacity but there are some restrictions. Patrons must wear a mask, practice social distancing and stay with the party at their assigned lane. Every other lane must be closed and employees must clean and disinfect all shared or rented equipment between uses. In New York City there will be no food or beverages served at the bowling alleys. 

More Coronavirus updates will be in the daily briefing on Monday, August 17th. 

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