COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Friday, June 5th


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Thursday’s update, Oneida County reported 13 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌1,070.‌ 3 of these new cases are nursing home residents. There are 3 new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 58. All of the new fatalities were nursing home residents. 361 cases are active, 49 patients are hospitalized and 651 cases are resolved.

For more Coronavirus updates in the county, visit their dashboard through their website here. The next live briefing with County Executive Anthony Picente and the Oneida County Health Department will be today, June 5th at 3 p.m. You can watch that over on our station WUTR and on our website 

The Utica Roadrunners are hosting a free breakfast for COVID-19 frontline and first responders to thank them for their help in keeping us safe and healthy. The breakfast will be held Saturday, June 6th at the Boulevard Diner located at 24 Roosevelt Drive in Whitesboro, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Participants must present a valid ID and a maximum of 500 workers will be served. 

In Friday’s daily address with Governor Cuomo he says there’s a lot to learn from the Coronavirus pandemic. Although it was a medical and economic issue, he says it was also a social issue.  

Yesterday we had the  lowest number of COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. 42 lives were lost, compared to 800 we lost in a day just 8 weeks ago. Cuomo says this is proof that the people of this state can change their behaviors dramatically and control the rate of infection. 

Cuomo also discussed the “Say Their Name” reform agenda. It comes from the long list of names of people who have been abused by police and the criminal justice system. It includes 4 cornerstones.

  • Transparency of prior disciplinary records
  • No chokeholds
  • False race-based 911 reports should be a hate crime
  • The Attorney General as an independent prosecutor for police murders

For more Coronavirus updates tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Monday, June 8th. 

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