COVID-19 Daily Briefing in Oneida County: Wednesday, May 27th, Evening Edition

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Wednesday’s daily briefing, Oneida County reported 23 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus‌, this‌ ‌brings‌ ‌the‌ ‌total ‌to‌ ‌936.‌ 14 of these new cases are nursing home residents. There are also 3 new COVID-19 related fatalities, the total number of deaths is 46. All of the new deaths were also nursing home residents. 345 cases are active, 43 patients are hospitalized and 545 cases are resolved. So far, the county has tested more than 14,000 residents for the virus.

In‌ ‌Wednesday’s‌ ‌update,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Herkimer‌ ‌County‌ ‌Government‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌page‌ ‌reported‌ ‌2 ‌new‌ ‌positive‌ ‌case‌s ‌of‌ ‌Coronavirus.‌ ‌The‌ ‌county’s‌ ‌total‌ ‌is‌ ‌126.‌ ‌1 ‌patient is‌ hospitalized,‌ ‌4 ‌people‌ ‌have‌ ‌passed‌ ‌away‌ ‌and‌ ‌100 ‌patients‌ ‌have‌ ‌recovered.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Otsego‌ ‌County‌ ‌Department‌ ‌of‌ ‌Health‌ has not released any new COVID-19 updates since Saturday, May 23rd. 

Yesterday the state lost 74 lives to COVID-19. 48 of the deaths were patients in hospitals and 26 were nursing home residents. During Wednesday’s daily address, Governor Cuomo says that the country cannot recover if state and local governments aren’t adequately funded. According to the Wall Street Journal, evidence examined by a Harvard economist, estimates that every dollar in cuts, costs the economy $1.50 to $2. 

Cuomo says the government can stimulate the economy and supercharge reopening. During the Depression, the government created 8.5 million jobs and built 650,000 miles of roads, bridges, tunnels and airports. Many of these structures are still used today. In New York state, there are infrastructure projects underway that can provide jobs to unemployed residents. Cuomo met with President Trump this morning to discuss getting federal approval to begin work on these projects.

The governor says that the only way we can recover is if the state, local and federal governments can all work together. The next daily briefing will be Thursday, May 28th. 

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