COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Tuesday, June 30th

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Tuesday’s update, Oneida County reported 14 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, 7 of which are nursing home residents. This‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌1,563.‌ There is one new COVID-19 related fatality; the total number of deaths is 91. 327 cases are active, 23 patients are hospitalized, and 1,145 cases are resolved.

There are a few new potential public exposures. For a full list please visit the county’s website ocgov.net. 

In yesterday’s update, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported no new positive cases of Coronavirus, the total is 167. 22 cases are active, one patient is currently hospitalized, 4 people have passed away and 141 patients have recovered.

The Otsego County Department of Health has not released a COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 30th.

In Tuesday’s update from the governor’s office, Cuomo said that the state conducted 52,015 Coronavirus tests yesterday and 524 or 1% came back positive and 13 patients passed away. 

Cuomo also said the team of global public health experts reviewed recent data and cleared the Capital Region to enter phase 4 tomorrow June, 1st. He goes on to say, “New Yorkers have shown tremendous bravery and discipline throughout this incredibly difficult time, and thanks to their efforts, we’ve bent the curve. However, it’s essential that we remain diligent as we reopen safely and incrementally. I urge New Yorkers in every region to closely follow the state’s guidance on reopening and take all the proper precautions to protect their communities and prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.” -New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

On the CDC’s website they’ve included new precautions to consider when traveling. They say that travel increases your chances of both getting and spreading COVID-19. Right now, they don’t know if one type of travel is safer than others but airports, bus stations, train stations and rest stops are all places where travelers risk exposure to the virus. 

When traveling, the CDC says bring enough medication (if necessary), hand sanitizer, a face covering, food, water and consider cleaning your travel lodging. For more information visit the CDC’s website. 

The next daily briefing will be Wednesday, July 1st.

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