COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Thursday, June 4th, Evening Edition

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Thursday’s update, Oneida County reported 13 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌1,070.‌ 3 of these new cases are nursing home residents. There are 3 new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 58. All of the new fatalities were nursing home residents. 361 cases are active, 49 patients are hospitalized and 651 cases are resolved.

For more Coronavirus updates in the county, visit their dashboard through their website. The next live briefing with County Executive Anthony Picente and the Oneida County Health Department will be tomorrow June 5th at 3 p.m. You can watch that over on our station WUTR and right here on our website cnyhomepage.com. 

In‌ Thursday’s‌ ‌update,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Herkimer‌ ‌County‌ ‌Government‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌page‌ ‌reported‌ no ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌case‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus.‌ ‌The‌ ‌county’s‌ ‌total‌ ‌is 131.‌ 17 cases are active, one ‌patient is ‌hospitalized,‌ ‌4 ‌people‌ ‌have‌ ‌passed‌ ‌away‌ ‌and‌ ‌110 ‌patients‌ ‌have‌ ‌recovered.‌ ‌

The Otsego County Department of Health has not released a COVID-19 update since June 2nd.

In New York state, the number of hospitalizations, deaths and new cases are continuing to be lower than the day before. The state is still able to conduct 50,000 tests per day. During the daily address, Governor Cuomo talked about how the percentage of positives in several regions have significantly decreased over the last 6 weeks. In Long Island it was 20%, now it’s 2%. In New York City it was 26% and now it’s 2%. In Western New York it was 15% and now it’s 2%. In the Capital region it was 12% and now it’s dropped to 1%.

Cuomo continues to stress the importance of cautiously reopening and taking the proper safety measures. We know that several states that reopened like last month, such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, California, etc., have all seen a spike in the number of new cases. He says this virus is still a threat and that we must maintain our efforts to ensure that we continue to improve. 

Cuomo says that mass gatherings of protesters could also contribute to the spread of Coronavirus. More than 30,000 protesters across the state have congregated over the last week and a half. He said that the state has expanded the testing criteria to everyone that has participated in recent protests. Cuomo is asking protesters to get tested and tell people you may have been exposed to COVID-19. To schedule a test please visit the website coronavirus.health.ny.gov.

For more COVID-19 updates tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Friday, June 5th. 

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