Oneida County Has First Coronavirus Case
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced on Tuesday morning that Oneida County has its first positive coronavirus case.
The person's identity has not yet been announced. The individual returned from outside the country on March 12 and has been in quarantine since March 13. Picente would not reveal the identity, or the gender of the infected person. He also refused to expose which part of the county the subject resides.
There are at least 33 additional people that are currently being monitored by health officials in the county. There is no word on those cases or how many of them have been tested for the virus.
The County Executive will have another update on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.. WIBX will carry that press conference live, via Facebook.
No other details are available at this time.
UPDATE 3:12 p.m.- Picente says 72 individuals in the County are under quarantine and are being monitored by the Health Department.
He says they’ve received 13 test results so far and are awaiting results on 59 other tests.
Picente also says the County will also be implementing an Emergency Leave Plan for any county employees who may be effected by coronavirus