SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — During his coronavirus briefing, the Onondaga County Executive was handed pages with the weekend’s coronavirus dated just collected by the County Health Department.
Seeing it for the first time, Ryan McMahon read the numbers aloud: 348 new cases on Saturday. 188 on Sunday. 169 on Monday.
He continued: five new deaths over the weekend due to coronavirus. There at 83 people in the hospital. 24 of them are in intensive care, 92% of who never got vaccinated.
McMahon also announced Onondaga County’s plan to get booster shots to people who are eligible.
On Wednesday, Onondaga County will partner with Kinney Drugs to offer a booster-only vaccine clinic at The Oncenter, from 9am to 4pm.
Currently, only booster shots are approved for people who received the Pfizer brand vaccine.
According to the governor, people ages 65 years and older and people between ages 50 and 64 should receive the booster six months after their first shots.
Additionally, people between ages 18 and 49 with underlying medical conditions and people between ages 18 and 64 with increased risk of exposure because of their job many decide to get their booster shot.
Click the player above to watch the briefing.