COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Thursday, April 16th, Evening Edition


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — As of noon on Thursday, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced 2 additional fatalities from COVID-19 with the total now at 6. There are 10 more positive cases with the county’s total now at 249. Of those cases, 179 are active, 33 patients are hospitalized and 66 are resolved.

As of Thursday, the Herkimer County Government has reported 57 positive cases. 4 patients are hospitalized, 3 have passed away and 24 have recovered.

Otsego County Department of Health released a statement on Wednesday saying that the county has 47 cases of Coronavirus. 5 patients are hospitalized, 21 have recovered and 3 people have passed away. 

During Governor Cuomo’s daily briefing he said that the state lost 606 people from COVID-19 within the past 24 hours. As of Thursday 222,284 New Yorkers have tested positive for the virus. 

Cuomo says we should reimagine the workplace and accept that we will enter a new normal with more safety precautions. This will include having some people work from home to limit the amount of people in the workplace, practicing social distancing and supplying employees with the necessary protective gear when interacting with the public. Finally, businesses should create a proactive prevention plan in case an employee tests positive for COVID-19.

The state will donate 100 ventilators to New Jersey. Cuomo continues to call on the federal government for help with testing. New York is still the state with the highest number of tests, with more than 550,000 people tested for the virus. There’s a constant need for more testing sites, medical supplies, increased lab capacity and acquisition of chemicals. 

For more updates on COVID-19 visit our website The next daily briefing will be Friday April 17th.

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