COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Wednesday, July 1st


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Wednesday’s update, Oneida County reported 22 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, 4 of which are nursing home residents. This‌ ‌brings‌ the ‌total ‌to‌ ‌1,563.‌ There are no new COVID-19 related fatalities; the total number of deaths is 91. 322 cases are active, 35 patients are hospitalized, and 1,171 cases are resolved.

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

In Monday’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.

Also on Monday, the Otsego County Department of Health confirmed one new positive case of Coronavirus, the total now at 76. No patients are currently hospitalized, 5 people have passed away and 69 patients have recovered. 

In the governor’s briefing he said that 35 states are seeing an increased COVID-19 infection rate. Yesterday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading member on the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, said “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [cases] a day if this does not turn around.” 

As a result of the spike in new cases across the country, the European Union has banned travel from the U.S. States such as Florida, Texas and Arizona have rolled back their reopening plans as an effort to combat the infection rate.

In New York, as of Tuesday there are 879 patients hospitalized, 11 people have passed away and 625 new positive cases. Cuomo reiterates the importance of testing, keeping the infection rate low, isolating positive cases and tracing contact. So far the state has tested nearly 4 million out of its 19 million residents for Coronavirus. 

More Coronavirus updates will be in Thursday’s daily briefing right here on our website

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