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 was 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 yesterday, 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. The next one this week is scheduled for Friday, June 5th at 3 p.m.
We will continue to bring the county’s updated COVID-19 numbers everyday in the daily briefings on our website. The numbers are also available on the county’s dashboard on their website ocgov.net. However, 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
The governor’s daily briefings are still taking place daily, but they will no longer appear on our stations. They will air strictly on our website cnyhomepage.com.
On the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s website, it talks about the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, MIS-C, associated with Coronavirus. We know that this illness causes different parts of the body to inflame, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We still do not know what causes it, but we know that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious and even deadly, but in most cases, children that were diagnosed have recovered with medical care.
The CDC has developed a team that’s investigating and gathering information for healthcare workers providers, parents, caregivers, state and local health departments. Guardians who have concerns about their child’s health including Coronavirus or MIS-C, should call a healthcare provider or pediatrician immediately. For more resources visit the CDC’s website here.
Updates of today’s COVID-19 numbers in Oneida County and the press conference with Governor Cuomo, will be in the Tuesday evening daily briefing.