The County Executive J.Ryan McMahon began his daily briefing, detailing the Onondaga County’s efforts to battle COVID -19. In a solemn moment he acknowledges the most recent loss of life, he also offers condolences and prayers. And then the summary, “We’ve lost 41 people to this illness: 30 Caucasian 7 African American, 4 another race; 23 female and 18 males.” There is always an annotation of compassion in every briefing.
Executive Orders J-6 and 9-H have been extended, J-6 requiring self-quarantine pending COVID test results and 9-H Pertaining to criminal enforcement.
McMahon is clearly planning on the next steps required to open our area, post-pandemic. Changing our focus as the requirements for re-opening change. The key is going to be testing.
According to McMahon, “The way we’ve been operating with the virus and with the strategies has changed. As part of restart and going forward we’re going to have to do extremely robust testing. We know testing numbers drive percentages of positives. What’s important are testing numbers. We’ve had 8.3% over the last week of positives cases related to how many tests we got back. As long as we do this robust testing…We need to do 14,000 tests a month, how do we do it in a way that limits the spread.”
The county is ramping up the number of daily tests required to open our economy. We’re receiving the results within 24 hours at some of these labs. Our percentage of our infection rates are between 7.0-8.3% of all tests.
It’s clear McMahon is concerned as he continues, “Most of our new positives are related to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Nursing homes have been very cautions, sending folks to the hospital when they didn’t need to be in the hospital.” The county is working on resolving remaining issues with nursing homes.
“Our most vulnerable population in the community has been impacted by this. It’s going to lead to hospital discharges. But then people going back to the hospital as COVID-19 progresses” States McMahon as he’s showing a bit of frustration
Libraries will open on May 26th for curbside pickup. More details next week. The county will have strategies for testing throughout local municipalities, in communities where there is more density, more proactive testing will occur.
County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Daily Briefing – 5-6-20:
COVID-19 by the Numbers – 5/6/20
- 41st Death
- 1,178 total cases
- 63 new cases
- 505 active cases (+53)
- 623 recovered cases (+9)
- 51 hospitalized
- 12 critical
- 14, 507 tests
- 14, 249 returned
- 790 returned since yesterday May 5th
- 13,071 negatives, 258 pending tests.
Click HERE for COVID-19 Cases by Municipality.
- Will have strategies for testing throughout local municipalities
- Communities where there is more density, more proactive testing will occur
- County Libraries will open on May 26th for curbside pickup. More details next week
- We need to do 14,000 tests a month, how do we do it in a way that limits the spread.
County Executive Ryan McMahon’s DailySnipit – 5-6-20
“There’s no replacing the interaction between the teacher and their street.”
- Confirmed cases by gender and age:
- 676 are female, 502 are male;
- 38 are under 19;
- 195 are in their 20s;
- 150 are in their 30s;
- 157 are in their 40s;
- 192 are in their 50s;
- 172 are in their 60s;
- 126 are in their 70s;
- 98 are in their 80s;
- 50 are in their 90s
1,178 total cases Confirmed cases/recoveries by municipality:
- Syracuse: 605 total, 269 recoveries
- Clay: 102 total, 72 recoveries
- Onondaga: 88 total, 29 recoveries
- Manlius: 59 total, 42 recoveries
- DeWitt: 57 total, 33 recoveries
- Salina: 48 total, 33 recoveries
- Cicero: 43 total, 29 recoveries
- Camillus: 40 total, 30 recoveries
- Geddes: 40 total, 21 recoveries
- Lysander: 29 total, 19 recoveries
- Pompey: 22 total 20 recoveries
- Skaneateles: 15 total, 13 recoveries
- Van Buren: 8 total, 3 recoveries
- LaFayette: 4 total, 3 recoveries
- Marcellus: 5 total, 4 recoveries
- Otisco: 5 total, 4 recoveries
- Elbridge: 2 total, 2 recoveries
- Fabius: 2 total, 2 recoveries
- Spafford: 2 total, 2 recoveries