COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Tuesday, April 28th


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — On Tuesday Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente confirmed 10 new positive cases of Coronavirus, the county’s total now at 388. He also said that one person has passed away with the total number of deaths reaching 16. 217 cases are active, 27 patients are hospitalized, and 155 cases are resolved. 

Also on Tuesday, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page announced no new positive cases of Coronavirus. The county’s total is 78. 1 patient is hospitalized, 3 have passed away and 48 cases are resolved. 

In Tuesday’s update from the Otsego County Department of Health, it confirmed 3 new cases of Coronavirus, the county’s total now at 61. Of those positive cases, 3 patients are hospitalized, 4 have passed away and 46 patients have recovered and are no longer in isolation. 

This evening Nexstar Media Group, Inc. will host a live virtual COVID-19 Congressional Town Hall with eight U.S. Representatives from upstate New York, including both Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-19) and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-22). The meeting will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and answer questions submitted from viewers. To ask a question use the hashtag #NYCoronavirus on social media or send an email to

Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the representatives will remotely join the meeting. The town hall will air from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tonight on our stations WUTR, WFXV, WPNY and online at WIBX will also air the meeting on radio. After 8:00 p.m. the livestream will continue until 8:30 p.m. exclusively on our website 

During Governor Cuomo’s daily briefing he said the goal is to slowly reopen without infecting more people or overwhelming the hospital system. Regions throughout the state that wish to begin to reopen must monitor and measure the virus’ impact on the area. If hospitals hit 70% capacity or if the rate of transmission reaches 1.1, then it could be a danger to the community. Over the last 14 day, 9% of tests in the Mohawk Valley came back positive. 

For more COVID-19 updates tune into our station WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Wednesday, April 29th. 

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