COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Thursday, May 28th, Evening Edition


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — On Thursday Oneida County reported 17 new positive cases of Coronavirus, the total is 952. 3 of these cases are nursing home residents. Fortunately, there are no new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 46. 348 cases are active, 43 patients are hospitalized and 558 cases are resolved. 

There is one new potential public exposure. On May 26th an Oneida County resident that tested positive for Ccoronavirus went to the Price Chopper located at 1917 Genesee Street in Utica, between 4:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. The patient wore a mask while out so the risk to the public is low. If you went to the store during that time period, then you should monitor yourself for symptoms until June 9th. 

The Herkimer County Government and the‌ ‌Otsego‌ ‌County‌ ‌Department‌ ‌of‌ ‌Health‌ ‌have not released a COVID-19 update for Thursday, May 28th.

In Governor Cuomo’s daily address, he said that the state had 163 new hospitalizations on Wednesday, this is the lowest number of hospitalizations we’ve had in a day thus far. Yesterday, the state lost 74 more lives to Coronavirus. The number of deaths over the last 3 days has stayed relatively the same.

On Wednesday Cuomo met with President Trump to discuss gaining federal approval on a number of infrastructure projects across the state. Cuomo says that these projects would be able to provide unemployed workers with jobs. He has not given an update on the outcome of the meeting or President Trump’s response to the project proposals.  

Cuomo says that today, the state will deliver an additional 1 million masks to the neighborhoods hit the hardest in New York City. He also announced an executive order authorizing businesses to deny entry to those who do not wear a mask or face-covering, effective May 28th. 

For more Coronavirus updates tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Friday, May 29th. 

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