ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — A reminder, today will be the last day of the twice a day daily briefings. 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 Friday’s update, Oneida County reported 20 new positive cases of Coronavirus, this brings the total to 1,218. 4 of the new positives are nursing home residents. There are 2 new COVID-19 related fatalities, 1 of which is nursing home related. The total number of deaths is 77. 375 cases are active, 45 patients are hospitalized and 766 cases are resolved.
There are two new potential public exposures. On June 9th, an Oneida County resident that tested positive for Coronavirus went to the Walmart located at 4765 Commercial Drive in New Hartford from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also on June 9th, a county resident that tested positive went to Lowe’s at 4699 Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Both patients wore a mask while out. If you went to either of those stores during that time period, then you should monitor yourself for symptoms until June 23rd.
On Friday, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported no new positive case of Coronavirus. This is the fourth day in a row the county has not reported any new cases. The total remains at 140. 13 cases are active, one patient is currently hospitalized, 4 people have passed away and 123 patients have recovered.
The Otsego County Department of Health has not released a COVID-19 update for Friday, June 12th.
In today’s daily address with Governor Cuomo he talked about what’s called the True Justice Agenda. This will address issues like education equity, child poverty, affordable housing and criminal justice reform.
He also discussed the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. This executive order took effect today and it will require local government and police agencies to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community.
Localities must create a plan that addresses use of force by police officers, crowd management, community policing, implicit bias awareness training, de-escalation training and practices, restorative justice practices, community based outreach, a transparent citizen complaint disposition procedure and other issues raised by that community. The state is encouraging the public to participate. Local governments must enact a plan by April 1st to be eligible for state funding. Cuomo says the goal is to restore trust between local officials and the community.
For more Coronavirus updates tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Monday, June 15th.