ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — Beginning Monday, June 15th, there will only be one daily COVID-19 briefing on our website cnyhomepage.com. If anything happens that warrants more coverage of COVID-19, then we will provide more updates as needed.
In Thursday’s update, Oneida County reported 15 new positive cases of Coronavirus, this brings the total to 1,198. 4 of the new positives are nursing home residents. There are 4 new COVID-19 related fatalities, 3 of which are nursing home related. The total number of deaths is 75. 359 cases are active, 51 patients are hospitalized and 764 cases are resolved.
There are also several new potential public exposures. On June 7th, an Oneida County resident that tested positive for Coronavirus went to the Price Chopper located on 1917 Genesee Street in Utica from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The patient wore a mask while there. If you went to the store during that time period, then you should monitor yourself for symptoms until June 21st.
On June 8th, a county resident that tested positive went to Family Dollar on Court Street in Utica from 1:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. The patient wore a mask while there. If you went to the store during that time period, then you should monitor yourself for symptoms until June 22nd.
On June 9th there were two potential public exposures. The first one occurred at Delta Lake State Park in Rome from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The patient did not wear a mask while at the park. The second one took place at Sunoco Gas Station located at North James Street in Rome from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. This patient did wear a mask at the store. If you went to either of those locations during that time period, then you should monitor yourself fro symptoms until June 23rd.
The next live briefing with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and the Oneida County Health Department will be today at 3 p.m. You can watch that over on our station WUTR and right here on our website cnyhomepage.com.
Today the City of Utica announced their partnership with Lowe’s to donate 4,000 KN 95 masks to local minority owned small businesses. As more businesses prepare to open in phase III, they want to ensure that minority businesses have access to masks for themselves and employees. Any businesses that’s interested contact Amy at 315-793-3812 extension 208, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
COVID-19 updates from Oneida, Herkimer and Otsego counties and the governor’s daily address will be in the Friday evening daily briefing.