Positive trends in Onondaga County. But deaths climb to 11
New York State now has over 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus. Onondaga County is up to 11 deaths after two more people died.
The victims were both women; one in their 80s and one in their 70s.
“This is a grim reminder to all of us how deadly this virus is,” Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said.
The total number of positive cases in the county is up to 520, with 49 people in the hospital and 20 people in intensive care.
There are some positive trends in Onondaga County when it comes to the coronavirus. Despite the number of deaths increasing, there are now more individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 (257) than there are current active cases (252).
“That progress doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods,” McMahon said. “It means we have to buy in and dive in more, so in two weeks, our data is really strong, and it makes the case of what could be a potential restart.”
McMahon said the data will determine any future decisions.
“And so how do we get the data to go in the right direction?” McMahon asked. “We starve this virus. We need to have less new positive cases.”
McMahon said the time is now to double down on social distancing to make those positive cases dwindle.
Currently, almost 7,000 Onondaga County residents have been tested for the coronavirus.