SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — In his Tuesday afternoon COVID-19 briefing, County Executive Ryan McMahon announced 3 more deaths from coronavirus in the county.
- A woman in her 70s
- A woman in her 90s
- A man in his 50s
All 3 had underlying medical conditions.
This brings the total number of deaths in the county to 29.
“In this fight, we’re going to have, each day, we’re going to have things that hurt and we’re going to have different things that are positive,” said McMahon sending his thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of those who lost their fight with COVID-19.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Onondaga County is now at 841, that is up 22 from Monday.
Recoveries from the virus are also up 25 from Monday bringing the total to 543.
New cases caused by community spread are low. This means social distancing efforts are working. McMahon announced Onondaga County will be handing out masks to multiple agencies including Centro, for riders, and local grocery stores, for customers.
Over 60% of active cases currently are from household contact with someone who has tested positive or an affiliated case from a senior facility.
Proactive testing in nursing homes and senior living facilities continue. McMahon said the goal is to limit the risk to vulnerable populations and to get people better, save lives, and stop the spread of coronavirus.
Governor Andrew Cuomo released a few guidelines for regions to reopen. McMahon said he is continuing to work with regional partners exchanging ideas and having conversations with the state regarding restart plans for the Central and Mohawk Valley regions. McMahon said our region will be ready for a restart and we have the infrastructure in place to make that happen.
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