COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Wednesday, June 24th


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WURT-TV) — In Wednesday’s update, Oneida County reported 19 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌; this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌1,406.‌ There is one new COVID-19 related fatality; the total number of deaths is 88. 253 cases are active, 12 patients are hospitalized, 6 of which are nursing home residents, and 1,065 cases are resolved.

There is one new potential public exposure. On June 19th an Oneida County resident that tested positive for COVID-19 went to Walmart located at 710 Horatio Street in Utica from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. The patient wore a mask while out so the risk to the public is low. If you went to the store during that time period then you should monitor yourself for symptoms until July 3rd. 

In today’s update, the Herkimer County Government Facebook page reported one new positive case of Coronavirus, the total is 155. 16 cases are active, one patient is currently hospitalized, 4 people have passed away and 135 patients have recovered.

The Otsego County Department of Health has not released a COVID-19 update for today, June 24th.

During the governor’s daily address, he said five regions are on track to enter phase 4 on Friday, June 26th. This includes the Mohawk Valley. 

Phase 4 will include low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment, such as zoos and botanical gardens at 33% capacity. Low-risk indoor arts and entertainment, including museums and aquariums at 25% capacity. Religious gatherings will now be allowed to have a 33% capacity and there can be social gatherings of up to 50 people.

Cuomo says the state is continuing to study the impact of certain activities that were previously included in the phase 4 reopening, like malls, movie theaters and gyms. He went on to say that misguided reopenings can result in more lives lost and an even worse economy.

More Coronavirus updates will be in the Thursday daily briefing right here on 

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