Oneida County confirms 4 more cases of COVID-19.

Oneida County confirms 4 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 28 countywide.

Posted: Mar 28, 2020 5:21 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2020 6:47 PM

ONEIDA COUNTY --- Oneida County confirms 4 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 28 countywide.

Five patients are currently being hospitalized. 4 at MVHS facilities and 1 at Rome Memorial Hospital.

A total of 506 tests have been conducted with 276 negative results. The county said they are still waiting for over 200 results from the lab.

230 people are under mandatory quarantine, 204 under precautionary quarantine. 427 have been discharged from mandatory and precautionary quarantine.

The county continues to urge people to stay socially distant from friends and family.

The County Executive also clarified information regarding a positive case with a Masonic Care Employee. 

Picente stated that the person was a Herkimer County resident. The case was reported to the Herkimer County Health Department, but not initially in Oneida County.

Oneida County Director of Public Health, Phyllis Ellis said that Masonic Care is in Constant Contact with the Health Department.

"Staff from those facilities are communicating with our staff on a regular basis. Identifying anyone that was in contact with that employee. Going through their line list of who they have to monitor and those people will obviously be out of work for the quarantine period. As well as monitoring any person that was treated by that staff person," said Ellis.

Officials with Masonic Care said in a statement put out yesterday that all of their staff are now wearing masks and practicing proper social distancing. All of the residents also remain within their living spaces.

NEWSChannel 2 did reach out to Masonic Care for an update on how they're handling the situation but have yet to hear back.

Masonic Care houses 500 residents within its facility.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 373040

Reported Deaths: 29968
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