ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Thursday’s update, Oneida County reported 15 new positive cases of Coronavirus, this brings the total to 1,198. 4 of the new positives are nursing home residents. There are 4 new COVID-19 related fatalities, 3 of which are nursing home related. The total number of deaths is 75. 359 cases are active, 51 patients are hospitalized and 764 cases are resolved.
County Executive Anthony Picente released a statement about the Mohawk Valley getting the green light to enter phase III of reopening, tomorrow, June 12th. Part of the statement says, “This phase marks a milestone for our area businesses, and I am glad they were given enough notice this time around to adequately prepare for a safe and measured reopening. As we continue to restart our community, we must remain on guard and use our common sense to protect ourselves against the threat this pandemic still poses.” – Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente
On Thursday, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported no new positive case of Coronavirus. This is the third day in a row the county has not reported any new cases. The total remains at 140. 12 cases are active, one patient is currently hospitalized, 4 people have passed away and 124 patients have recovered.
Also on Thursday, the Otsego County Department of Health reported 67 positive cases of COVID-19. The current number of deaths is 5. No patients are hospitalized and 58 people have recovered.
In today’s daily address, Governor Cuomo said the state’s Coronavirus hospitalizations, intubations, deaths and new cases continue to decline. The new focus is on the daily percentage of new positives.
On Friday, 5 New York regions , including the Mohawk Valley, will enter phase III. Phase III will include outdoor and indoor restaurants and food services, and personal care businesses like nail salons and massage therapy.
Cuomo says as we enter summer, the state will allow localities to open public pools and playgrounds in their judgement, while following the proper guidelines. He reminds residents that although we’ve successfully decreased the infection rate, we should still get tested, social distance, wash our hands and wear a mask.
For more Coronavirus updates tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Friday, June 12th.