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


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — On Monday, ‌26 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus were reported in Oneida County,‌ ‌this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌901.‌ There are 2 new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 41. 367 cases are active, 46 patients are hospitalized and 493 cases are resolved. 

The daily briefing with 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 

Approximately 1,739,449 New Yorkers have been tested for Coronavirus and over 360,000 people tested positive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country has lost 97,669 lives to the virus. The holiday weekend created a small increase in the number of new cases. Governor Cuomo says we cannot let our guards down because of the warm weather and holiday celebrations. We are still in the midst of a pandemic and our decisions today will impact what happens tomorrow.  

Here in New York, we are making progress. The number of hospitalizations, net change in hospitalizations, intubations, deaths and new cases are slowly but steadily declining. The PAUSE will be lifted on Thursday, May 28th for the regions that did not already begin the reopening process. If a region meets all 7 metrics before Thursday, then they can also reopen. 

Many businesses are preparing to reopen in Phase II, but what could the new normal look like? The CDC has created a workplace decision tool that can help employers make decisions about when and how to reopen the workplace, and how to accommodate  vulnerable employees. It uses a series of yes or no questions that also involve social distancing capabilities and what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19. For more information you can visit their website here

More Coronavirus updates and information from the governor’s daily address will be in the Tuesday evening daily briefing.

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