ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Monday’s daily briefing, Oneida County reported 16 new positive cases of Coronavirus, this brings the total to 1,033. There is one new COVID-19 related fatality, the total number of deaths is 49. 401 cases are active, 55 patients are hospitalized and 583 cases are resolved.
Beginning today, June 1st, the daily briefings with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and the Oneida County Health Department will be reduced from Monday through Friday to twice a week. This week there is one scheduled for Monday and one scheduled for Friday.
We will continue to bring the county’s updated COVID-19 numbers everyday in the daily briefings on our website cnyhomepage.com. The numbers will also be available on the county’s dashboard on their website ocgov.net. With that being said, if something comes up that warrants a briefing on a day off, then the county leaders will schedule one. All briefings will still air on our stations WUTR and WFXV and online at cnyhomepage.com
In Monday’s update, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported 1 new positive case of Coronavirus. The county’s total is 128. 19 cases are active, one patient is hospitalized, 4 people have passed away and 105 patients have recovered.
The Otsego County Department of Health has not released a COVID-19 update since Wednesday, May 27th.
On Sunday, the state lost 54 more lives to COVID-19. Overall, the number of new cases, intubations, hospitalizations and deaths are all declining. On Monday, during the governor’s daily address he said that these numbers are the lowest we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Also on Sunday, the state tested 50,000 residents for Coronavirus and less than 1,000, or 2%, of patients came back positive.
5 upstate regions have entered Phase II. The Western New York region is prepared to open with Phase II on Tuesday and the Capital region will be ready on Wednesday.
Cuomo also addressed the mass gatherings of protestors over the last couple days, saying that this could exacerbate the spread of COVID-19. He also said that he shares the outrage of the injustice and stands with the protesting. Cuomo proposed a positive reform agenda. This would include:
- A National ban on excessive force and chokeholds
- Independent investigations of police abuse
- Disciplinary records disclosed of police officers being investigated
- Education equity
- Anti-poverty agenda
- A real national affordable housing plan
He went on to say that violence obscures the righteousness of the message and exploiting the situation by looting is not protesting, it’s criminal. Mass exposures can undo a lot of progress the state has made against the COVID-19 infection rate.
For More Coronavirus updates tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Tuesday, June 2nd.