Number of COVID-19 cases up to 34 in Onondaga County

Mar 21, 2020

Onondaga County Ryan McMahon announced a spike in positive cases of the coronavirus Saturday, with 21 additional positive results since yesterday. There are now a total of 34 positive cases in the county. 

McMahon said more than 700 test results came back yesterday, 21 of them were positive. He said hundreds of tests are expected to come back in the next few days. 

Of the 34 positive cases:

  • 19 are female
  • 15 are male
  • 13 involves people under 40
  • 9 involve people ages 40-60
  • 9 involve people over 60
  • 2 currently hospitalized (1 in critical condition, 1 in stable condition)

McMahon said 80 people in the county are currently under a mandatory quarantine, meaning they have been tested and are awaiting results. "Some of them will be positive," he said. He said he's troubled by reports of young people on spring break not practicing social distancing. He's asking any college student coming back from spring break to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

McMahon said it is "promising" that the number of calls coming to the Upstate Triage Hotline have slowed slightly and that the number of people being referred to the community testing site in Syracuse has also slightly decreased.