COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Tuesday, June 2nd, Evening Edition

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Tuesday’s update, Oneida County reported 12 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌1,045.‌ Only 2 of these new cases are nursing home residents. Fortunately, there are no new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 49. 398 cases are active, 50 patients are hospitalized and 598 cases are resolved. Over 10,000 residents have been released from both mandatory and precautionary quarantine.

In‌ Tuesday’s‌ ‌update,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Herkimer‌ ‌County‌ ‌Government‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌page‌ ‌reported‌ ‌1 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌case‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus.‌ ‌The‌ ‌county’s‌ ‌total‌ ‌is‌ ‌130.‌ 19 cases are active, one ‌patient is ‌hospitalized,‌ ‌4 ‌people‌ ‌have‌ ‌passed‌ ‌away‌ ‌and‌ ‌107 ‌patients‌ ‌have‌ ‌recovered.‌ ‌

Also on Tuesday, the Otsego County Department of Health confirmed 67 positive cases of COVID-19. Of those positive cases, no patients are hospitalized, 5 people have passed away and 58 patients have recovered and are no longer in isolation. 

In the governor’s daily address he said that the Western New York region has entered Phase II today and the Capital region is still on schedule to reopen with Phase II tomorrow. New York City will reopen on June 8th and summer day camps across the state can open on June 29th. There has not been a decision made on sleep-away camps yet. 

Cuomo then discussed the recent protests against the murder of George Floyd by police in Minnesota. He said with that tragedy and a global health crisis, it’s been pure chaos. He says he stands with protestors but also says that looting and criminal activity will not be tolerated. 

New York has state police and 13,000 members of the National Guard are on standby if necessary. Several cities in the state have enforced a curfew to help police prevent looting, but assures that this will not affect peaceful protests. This includes Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City. The times and durations of the curfews vary from city to city.   

For tonight, Cuomo is asking protestors to be peaceful so that police can handle the potential looting and criminal activities. He reminds residents that we are still in the midst of a pandemic and we don’t want to increase the spread of Coronavirus. 

For more COVID-19 updates, tune into our stations WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Wednesday, June 3rd. 

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