SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — It has been a deadly 24 hours for Onondaga County, as the county tragically announced they lost 11 more people due to COVID-19 Saturday.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Onondaga County has lost 294 people to the virus, and another five people are believed to have died from the virus, but were never officially tested for COVID-19.
With the exception of May 7, when a number of nursing home deaths were suddenly added to the county’s death toll because of a delay in reporting, Saturday’s 11 deaths make it the deadliest day of COVID-19 the county has experienced to this point.
Onondaga County also reported 427 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday. As of Saturday, the county has more than 3,250 active cases of COVID-19.
Hospitalizations also increased throughout Onondaga County, as 259 county residents are now battling the virus in a hospital.
The trend of increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations was also seen across the state Saturday. According to the New York State Health Department, 5,359 New Yorkers are now in a hospital with COVID-19. This is the highest number of hospitalizations the state has seen since May 19.
Tragically, 95 more New Yorkers lost their lives to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.
Complete COVID-19 data provided by the New York State Health Department:
- Test Results Reported – 242,927
- Patient Hospitalization – 5,359 (+38)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 705
- Number ICU – 1,029 (+22)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 563 (+17)
- Total Discharges – 90,747 (+595)
- Deaths – 95
- Total Deaths – 27,675
Locally, in the entire Central New York region, the COVID-19 positive rate remained above six percent Friday. According to the State Health Department, approximately 23% of all hospital beds in the region are available. Governor Cuomo said Friday that once fewer than 15% of hospital beds are available in an area, that area could be subject to an Orange Zone based on the areas positivity rate.
COVID-19 hospitalizations for all ten regions in New York State:
|Region||COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region||COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population||Percent of Hospital Beds Available in Region (7-Day Average)|
|Central New York||317||0.04%||23%|
|New York City||1,701||0.02%||19%|
|Western New York||535||0.04%||26%|
COVID-19 positivity rates for all ten New York State regions over the last three days:
|Central New York||6.41%||6.61%||6.73%|
|New York City||4.10%||4.03%||3.99%|
|Western New York||7.22%||7.22%||6.84%|
Since the pandemic began, there have been 764,966 people who have tested positive for the virus.
Breakdown of COVID-19 cases by county provided by the New York State Health Department:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
For more local data regarding COVID-19, click here.