COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Tuesday, August 11th


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Tuesday’s report, Oneida County confirmed 24 new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌; This‌ ‌brings‌ the ‌total ‌to‌ ‌2,147.‌ We reached out to the Oneida County Executive’s Office to ask why there’s been a spike in the new number of positives. They said there is no cause and that sometimes we tend to see an increase in new cases, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are related. 

There are no new COVID-19 related fatalities; The total number of deaths is 116. 116 cases are active, 9 patients are hospitalized, 2 of which are nursing home residents, and 1,915 cases are resolved.

In Tuesday’s update, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported 4 new positive cases of Coronavirus, the total is now 295. 35 cases are active, 4 patients are hospitalized, 8 people have passed away and 252 patients have recovered.

Also on Tuesday, the Otsego County Department of Health confirmed 2 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 111. There are 2 active cases, no patients are hospitalized, 6 people have passed away and 103 patients have recovered from illness. 

Currently the state has 540 hospitalizations, 60 intubations and 120 patients in ICU. On Monday, there were over 70,000 COVID-19 tests conducted and 667 or 0.86% came back positive. In a statement from the governor’s office it has included Hawaii, South Dakota and the Virgin Islands to the travel advisory list. The complete list now includes:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wisconsin

Individuals who have traveled to any of these states must quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York. Alaska, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Ohio have all been removed from the travel advisory

More Coronavirus updates will be in Wednesday’s daily briefing.

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