1 new death in Onondaga County from COVID-19


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced another death in his afternoon COVID-19 briefing.

The victim was a female in her 70s, with underlying medical conditions.

The total number of deaths in Onondaga County from COVID-19 is 23.

Total cases for the County are now 724.

To date 422 people have recovered.

Active cases rose from yesterday to 279, but this data was expected to rise as proactive testing in assisted living facilities continue.

16 of the 29 new cases are from those tested in those senior facilities. These could be people who tested positive and are asymptomatic and would have otherwise not been tested under previous testing guidelines.

McMahon said the community is making progress with the virus but it is still here and everyone should be conscious of their health and monitor for symptoms. Social distancing and other precautionary measures should continue to be taken every day to, as McMahon said, “stay in this fight”.

City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh joined the County Executive to talk about economic recovery.

Along with regional county leaders, local city officials from each county have also been a part of the discussions surrounding an economic restart plan.

Walsh explained that the Economic Resiliency Task Force, formed a month ago to provide support to local businesses and nonprofits during the pandemic, has submitted 35 specific recommendations in 4 areas for consideration while planning an economic restart.

  • Optimization to existing resources and agencies for economic support
  • Assistance to employers to help them reopen safely and effectively
  • Recommendations for local, state, and federal policies
  • A longterm resiliency strategy with a sector-based approach

More information on the Task Force’s recommendations will be released in the coming days.

McMahon said plans to expand child care solutions will also be a part of a restart plan.

Important Contacts

315-464-3979 Upstate Triage 24-Hour Hotline | For anyone who does not have a primary care provider or anyone with questions

315-218-1987 Senior Health Hotline | For anyone who needs food assistance

315-446-1220 Child Care Solutions | Daycare needs for essential workers provided free of charge

315-428-2229 VolunteerCNY | For anyone who is looking to volunteer

211 211CNY | Connection to resources in Central New York, including mental health resources

EMWeb01@ongov.net or 315-435-2525 | PPE donations like gloves, medical-grade masks, gowns, etc.

Ongov.net/MedicalVolunteers | Medical Volunteer Signup

315-435-3219 Veterans’ Needs

315-468-3260 Vera House | Report domestic abuse

315-701-2985 McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center | To report child abuse

OnGovEd.com Onondaga County Office of Economic Development | List of companies currently hiring

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