Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon confirms 21 people now under precautionary quarantine in Onondaga County

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon now reports that 21 people are under precautionary quarantine across the county.

Ryan McMahon offered the updated number on Wednesday during a live interview on “Ted and Amy in the Morning” on radio station 93Q.

The number was confirmed by NewsChannel 9 in a sit-down interview with McMahon, which can be seen in its entirety in the video above.

The count of 21 people is up from the 19 people reported on Tuesday, and McMahon says the number will continue to fluctuate.

“That 21 number, sometimes goes up, sometimes it goes down when folks have been in a quarantine for 14 days,” McMahon said.

None of the 21 people are showing any symptoms of the virus, but are voluntarily quarantining based on recent travel history.

On Monday, Onondaga County’s health commissioner said most of the quarantined people traveled back from China.

The three people who’ve been tested in Onondaga County for COVID-19 had results that came back negative. There has still yet to be a confirmed case in Onondaga County or its neighboring counties. The closest confirmed case to Syracuse is in Saratoga County.

As of Sunday, March 10 at 4 p.m., there are 216 cases of COVID-19 in New York State. Below is a breakdown of cases by county.

  • Westchester County: 121
  • New York City: 52
  • Nassau County: 28
  • Suffolk County: 6
  • Rockland County: 6
  • Saratoga County: 2
  • Ulster County: 1

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