SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Over 500,000 people have died from coronavirus worldwide, and Onondaga County’s death toll hit a grim milestone on Saturday.
According to Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Twitter account, an 89-year-old woman with underlying health conditions recently passed away due to COVID-19.
This is the 200th person to die from COVID-19 in Onondaga County, according to the county’s health department.
Despite this tragic news, the data from Onondaga County still shows signs of progress.
Onondaga County’s seven-day average infection rate is at 0.8%, and only ten new cases were found on Friday.
In total, there have been 3,354 cases of COVID-19 in Onondaga County, and there are currently 161 active cases.
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