6 cases of COVID-19 in Onondaga County

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — (Update 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 18) Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that there are 3 more cases of COVID-19 in Onondaga County. This brings the number to 6 of COVID-19 in Onondaga County.

At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, McMahon announced three additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 since his update at noon.

Of the three people who tested positive, one was a person coming back to Central New York from Spain, another was coming back to the area from New York City and the third person was someone in their 20s that did not report traveling to any of the known areas with a high volume of coronavirus cases.

Below is the information from a Noon Wednesday press briefing.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon says the person is a female in her 20s who was working in New York City. McMahon says her mother had picked her up in New York City and drove her back home to Onondaga County.

McMahon says when the woman returned to Onondaga County she immediately self-quarantined and was tested by her primary care physician. The test came back positive.

McMahon says the woman is doing well and recovering at home. The Onondaga County Health Department is investigating potential contact the woman may have had with anyone else.

Two previous COVID-19 cases were announced early this week. An elderly couple is recovering from the virus.

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