ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Wednesday’s update, Oneida County reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19, this brings the total to 1,183. 9 of the new positives are nursing home residents. There are 7 new COVID-19 related fatalities. 4 of yesterday’s new deaths occurred at nursing homes over the last 2 weeks and the Oneida County Health Department was just notified about the cases. 3 of the current deaths were reported yesterday, June 10th, the new total is 71. 353 cases are active, 54 patients are hospitalized and 759 cases are resolved.
The next live briefing with County Executive Anthony Picente and the Oneida County Health Department will be tomorrow, June 12th at 3 p.m. You can watch that over on our station WUTR and right here on our website cnyhomepage.com.
The Mohawk Valley is inching closer to phase III of the reopening plan. This will include outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, and personal care businesses such as nail salons, spas and massage therapy. Here in Oneida County libraries will be able to reopen in the next phase. As of now, the Utica Public Library is scheduled to reopen on Monday, June 15th, but only for curbside pick-up. People can also return books in the library’s drop-off.
After phase III, Utica’s library will welcome back the public but only on certain floors and some areas will only allow limited capacity. Right now, the staff doesn’t have the resources to re-open the entire library, but they have established a cleaning protocol to keep all of the open areas safe and sanitary.
COVID-19 updates from Oneida, Herkimer and Otsego counties and the governor’s daily address will be in the Thursday evening daily briefing.