Keeping COVID-19 cases low in Onondaga County

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon held a COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.

McMahon revealed that there were only 74 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Onondaga County. Active cases are now at their lowest levels since November.

“74 is a great number in my opinion… But, we can still keep pushing this thing low,” said McMahon.

But how did we get here and what do we need to do to stay here?

The county is finally on the backside of the holiday surges that occurred in November, December and even January.

And we continue to identify the virus after New Year’s. We were really testing out in the community, trying to find it and by finding it, you start the process to starve it.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon

The surges we saw with indoor gatherings during Halloween and Thanksgiving might have made people behave better during Christmas and New Year’s, according to McMahon.

Now, McMahon is warning the public ahead of Super Bowl Weekend.

He is warning against indoor gatherings because too many people gathering in an indoor place could make this virus skyrocket once again.

The COVID-19 cases in Onondaga County and across Central New York are in the hands of the members of these communities.

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