Onondaga County’s 3-day infection rate below 1%

Coronavirus

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon delivered some good news overall regarding Onondaga County’s COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

“Certainly some good news related to where we’re going with the data and the virus. We’ve been knocked around and we certainly lost too many people. But we’re resilient and we’re making progress,” said McMahon.

Another neighbor lost his fight with COVID-19 on Tuesday bringing the total to 161.

Hospitalizations are down to 57 with nearly half of those being nursing home residents waiting to test negative to return home. McMahon said hospital infrastructure is strong.

Nearly 10% of Onondaga County’s population has been tested. 47,129 tests have been administered with 5.1% of those tests returning positive. The 3-day infection rate for Onondaga County is down to just 0.8% as universal testing continues.

McMahon said proactive testing will continue to be an important process throughout and the summer and in the fall as the economy opens and a second surge of coronavirus is expected.

You can watch McMahon’s full briefing in the player below.


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