COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Tuesday, May 26th, Evening Edition

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Tuesday’s daily briefing, Oneida County reported 12 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌913.‌ Unfortunately, there are 2 new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 43. Both individuals who passed away were living in nursing homes. 336 cases are active, 48 patients are hospitalized and 534 cases are resolved. 

In‌ Monday’s‌ ‌update,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Herkimer‌ ‌County‌ ‌Government‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌page‌ ‌reported‌ ‌1 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌case‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus.‌ ‌The‌ ‌county’s‌ ‌total‌ ‌is‌ ‌120.‌ ‌Of those positive cases, 21 cases are active, no ‌patients are ‌hospitalized,‌ ‌3‌ ‌people‌ ‌have‌ ‌passed‌ ‌away‌ ‌and‌ ‌96 ‌patients‌ ‌have‌ ‌recovered.‌ ‌

On Saturday, the Otsego County Department of Health reported one new positive case of COVID-19, the county’s total is 63. No patients are hospitalized, 5 patients have passed away and 57 cases are resolved. 

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to begin the reopening of the trading floor for the first time since March 23rd. Cuomo says that the economy will not bounce back to where it was immediately, but reopening the floor is the first step. 

Cuomo introduced an idea for residents suffering from unemployment due to the pandemic. He said that they can seek jobs in infrastructure projects. So far, the new Empire Station at Penn has created 14,500 jobs and the new LaGuardia Airport has created 8,000 jobs. 

In 1937, the first tube of the 1.5 mile long Lincoln Tunnel was completed. Today it’s one of the busiest vehicular tunnels in the world, and it couldn’t have been done without its workers. Cuomo says working on major infrastructure projects can help jumpstart the economy’s future by providing jobs to thousands of New Yorkers that are unemployed.

For more Coronavirus updates tune into our statutes WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Wednesday, May 27th.

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