COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Tuesday, May 19th, Early Edition

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y (WUTR-TV) — In Monday’s daily briefing, Oneida County reported 15 new positive cases of Coronavirus, the county total now at 775. There are no new fatalities, the current number of deaths is 35. Of those positive cases, 332 cases are active, 27 patients are hospitalized and 408 cases are resolved.

The daily briefing with County Executive Anthony Picente and the Oneida County Health Department will be live at 3 p.m. on our stations WUTR and WFXV and streaming on our website cnyhomepage.com. 

On Monday, Governor Cuomo announced the state is bringing in international experts to help advise the state’s reopening plan. Two doctors from University of Minnesota and Imperial College London will work with the state to provide technical advice and analyze data/metrics throughout the state’s reopening process and help track the state’s progress.

In coordination with neighboring states, public and private beaches will open with certain restrictions on May 22, ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Horse racing tracks statewide and Watkins Glen International Racetrack will be allowed to open without fans as of June 1st.

According to the CDC’s website, based on available research, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. Children with the virus tend to have more mild symptoms, including cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough, vomiting and diarrhea. If you are concerned your child may have COVID-19, stay at home and contact your healthcare provider. 

The CDC and partners are investigating cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. MIS-C is described as inflammation across multiple body systems including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eye and gastrointestinal organs.

Symptoms for MIS-C are abdominal and neck pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash and feeling tired. However, not all children will experience the same symptoms. Immediately contact your child’s pediatrician if they begin to show these signs. For more information about this illness, please visit the CDC’s website

More COVID-19 updates will be in the Tuesday evening daily briefing.

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