SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — For the first time in two days, there were fewer than 400 new cases of COVID-19 in Onondaga County, but hospitalizations slightly increased throughout the county Sunday.
According to Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, 304 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Onondaga County over the past 24 hours. The county’s COVID-19 positivity rate over the past 24 hours was 4.7%.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by seven in Onondaga County, with 315 Onondaga County residents now in the hospital battling the virus.
Tragically, five more people in Onondaga County lost their lives to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Sunday marks the 21st consecutive day Onondaga County lost at least one person to COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, 354 people in Onondaga County have lost their lives to COVID-19.
COVID-19 deaths announced across Central New York Sunday:
- Oneida County – 6
- Onondaga County – 5
- Lewis County – 2
- Cortland County – 1
- Jefferson County – 1
Across the Central New York region, 6.7% of COVID-19 test results reported to the state Saturday were positive. This number has been relatively unchanged over the past few days.
About 28% of all hospital beds in the Central New York region are also available. If a region has fewer than 15% of their hospital beds available, they may be subject to an Orange or Red Zone by the New York State Health Department.
Statewide COVID-19 data from Saturday, released by the State Health Department on Sunday:
- Test Results Reported – 197,251
- Tested Positive – 9,957
- Percent Positive – 5.05%
- Patient Hospitalization – 6,185 (-23)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 822
- Number ICU – 1,045 (-43)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 600 (-10)
- Total Discharges – 95,307 (+728)
- Deaths – 123
- Total Deaths – 28,598
COVID-19 positive rates for all ten regions in New York State over the past three days:
|Central New York||6.89%||6.98%||6.70%|
|New York City||4.14%||4.22%||4.24%|
|Western New York||6.57%||6.64%||6.37%|
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have been 848,042 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State.
Breakdown of cases by county:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
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