Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central New York: Cancellations
On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Picente Won't Change Policy on Revealing COVID-19 Locations
Three new positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases were announced at the Picente briefing on Wednesday afternoon, bringing Oneida County's total positive cases to 15. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has been holding 3 p.m. briefings since the crisis began two weeks ago.
Family Sends Thank You Cards To NY State Police
There are so many people who are working round the clock to make sure people in our community are staying safe and healthy. This doesn't go unnoticed, and one family made sure to show their appreciation the good old fashioned way.

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