COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Wednesday, May 20th, Early Edition


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — On Tuesday 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.

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 

In yesterday’s daily address with Governor Cuomo continued to stress the issue with federal aid. He argued that Washingtoon must show the same concern for American workers that they show for American corporations. Cuomo and Governor Hogan of Maryland, are pushing for Congress to pass $500 billion in state fiscal relief. 

The House of Representatives passed a bill that includes:

• $500B for states, $375B for locals

• Medicaid funding for the most vulnerable

• Increases in SNAP food assistance

• 100% FEMA federal assistance

• COVID-19 testing funding

• Repeals SALT

To date, approximately 1,467,739 New Yorkers have been tested for Coronavirus. Over 350,000 of those tested were positive. 

Cuomo has called on the FDA to help ensure that pharmaceutical corporations that produce a COVID-19 vaccine release the rights to the vaccine to provide for immediate widespread distribution and have the vaccine available to everyone. CNN reported that volunteers who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine had positive early results. If future studies continue to go well, then the National Institutes of Health’s vaccine could be available to the public as early as January. 

More COVID-19 updates will be in the Wednesday evening daily briefing right here on

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