Potential exposure to coronavirus at New Hartford stores, health official says risk was not high

Oneida County Health Department Director Phyllis Ellis announced Friday that shoppers could have been exposed to coronavirus at three stores in New Hartford on Saturday, April 11.

Posted: Apr 17, 2020 3:41 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2020 6:27 PM

Oneida County Health Department Director Phyllis Ellis announced Friday that shoppers could have been exposed to coronavirus at three stores in New Hartford on Saturday, April 11.

A resident who tested positive reported visiting these places at the following times:

  • Beer Here Discount Beverage Center, New Hartford Shopping Center: Noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Peter’s Cornucopia, New Hartford Shopping Center: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Bremer’s Wine & Liquor, 4684 Commercial Dr., New Hartford: 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Ellis says the infected individual was wearing a mask, and there is a low-to-medium risk that others would have been exposed to the virus.

Anyone who was at these locations on April 11 should monitor themselves for symptoms until April 25. If symptoms arise, people should contact their primary care doctors for further direction.

Oneida County also reported 14 new positive cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total cases overall to 263.

Of the people diagnosed, 71 have recovered, leaving 192 active cases.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente reported two deaths on Thursday, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths in the county to six.

Of the people tested, 1,386 received negative results.

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