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


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Tuesday’s daily briefing Oneida County reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the county’s total at 781. There are no new fatalities, the current number of deaths is 35. 335 cases are active, 36 patients are hospitalized and 411 are resolved. So far the county has tested approximately 6,368 residents for Coronavirus.

In Tuesday’s update, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported one new positive case of Coronavirus. The county’s total is 110. Of those positive cases, 20 are still active, no patients are currently hospitalized, 3 people have passed away and 87 patients have recovered.

Also on Tuesday, the Otsego County Department of Health reported one additional COVID-19 related fatality. The current number of deaths is 5. The county has 62 positive cases of Coronavirus, no patients are hospitalized, and 57 patients have recovered. 

In Tuesday’s daily address, Governor Cuomo said that the state’s new hospitalizations, intubations, and new cases of Coronavirus continue to decline each day. On Monday, New York lost 105 lives to COVID-19. Cuomo reminds us that just a few weeks ago, on average,100 Long Island residents died from Coronavirus everyday. Today it’s an average of about 13. 

GNYHA and HANYS are implementing a 2-week pilot program in 16 hospitals across the state to allow increased visitations for family members and loved ones. As part of the pilot, visits are time-limited and visitors are provided and must wear PPE. They are also subject to symptom and temperature checks during visitations. In the Mohawk Valley, Bassett Medical Center is the participating hospital.

As we approach the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, the state will allow ceremonies with 10 people or less. Ultimately local governments will decide whether or not to allow this. Cuomo has also suggested vehicle parades to honor veterans. 

For More COVID-19 updates tune into our stations WUTR at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m and WFXV at 10 p.m. The next daily briefing will be Wednesday, May 20th.

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