Health officials in Oneida and Herkimer reported a combined 14 new, lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Oneida County

In Oneida County, eleven (11) new cases were confirmed with no new fatalities. The new cases bring Oneida County's to-date total of positive tests up to 2,489, just elevent shy of 2,500.

There are 86 known, active cases in the county.

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Five patients are hospitalized, all at MVHS.

The following Oneida County potential public health exposures were also released on Wednesday:

10/03/20

Time of exposure: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Place of exposure: Lowe's

Address of exposure: Erie Blvd W., Rome

Business phone number:  315 709 3000

Wore mask: Yes

Symptom Monitoring period: through 10/17/20

Time of exposure: 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM

Place of exposure: Haver’s Nice N Easy

Address of exposure: 8035 St. Rt. 12, Barneveld

Wore mask: Yes

Symptom monitoring period: through 10/17/20

Herkimer County

Herkimer County is reported three new COVID-positive test results.

That bring the county's active case total up to 20.

Herkimer County has seen 357 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.

One Herkimer County resident is hospitalized for treatment of the virus.

The CDC recommends the following steps to protect yourself and others from coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Cover you mouth and nose with a mask around others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Monitor your health daily

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