Deadliest Day as 5 Die, 579 People Have Tested Positive for COVID-19: Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Daily Briefing – April 16, 2020


“Unfortunately, we had the deadliest day in our fight with COVID-19 since this pandemic came to our county,” according to Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon. The “shelter in place” order is still in effect. As Onondaga County officials are continuing their drive to “bring down the curve”.  Proclamation of Emergency Order No. 9-D pertaining to Criminal Enforcement, has been extended.

McMahon continues, “67 individuals in our positive caseload are now household contacts, this is something we’ve seen for every 10 positive cases we have; we know we will have probably one or two new cases just based on who’s living in those households. That’s a trend that’s been there the whole time is, holding true. We now have 1,069 people from our community in isolation and/or quarantine this is all of our active cases and all of the direct contacts people have had with them.”

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579 total cases have been identified from 7,496 total tests; the rate has been consistent at 7.7 percent. Of the 579 total cases, 279 total recoveries and 12 total deaths.  COVID-19 active infections increased to 283; in Onondaga County fatality rate is now 2.9 percent of confirmed cases.

“The best way to take this virus head-on is to starve it, and stay 6 feet away from everybody. Looking at testing, we’ve had 7,618 tests administered 7,496 test have been returned with 579 positive and 6,917 negative tests, we have 122 pending tests. We received 199 tests back since yesterday”, stated McMahon as he continued his briefing,    “We Identify, we isolate, we fact-find, and then we quarantine”

Onondaga County is working with the new Walmart testing site to test nursing home employees, once that’s accomplished the testing will be broadened. It was also pointed out that nursing home infections come in from the outside, not from within the facility.

 

Total cases by gender and age:

  • 310 are men, 269 are women = 579 total
  • 16 are under 19,
  • 116 are in their 20s,
  • 80 are in their 30s,
  • 93 are in their 40s,
  • 107 are in their 50s,
  • 83 are in their 60s,
  • 44 are in their 70s,
  • 29 are in their 80s,
  • 11 are in their 90s

Total cases by municipality:

  • Syracuse: 236 (16.5 cases per 10,000)
  • Clay: 64 (10.8 cases per 10,000)
  • Manlius: 39 (12.2 cases per 10,000)
  • Salina: 34 (10.3 cases per 10,000)
  • DeWitt: 33 (14.7 cases per 10,000)
  • Camillus: 32 (13.2 cases per 10,000)
  • Onondaga: 28 (12.3 cases per 10,000)
  • Cicero: 25 (8.1 cases per 10,000)
  • Geddes: 19 (11.4 cases per 10,000)
  • Lysander: 18 (7.9 cases per 10,000)
  • Pompey: 17 (23.3 cases per 10,000)
  • Skaneateles: 11 (15.3 cases per 10,000)
  • Marcellus: 4 (6.5 cases per 10,000)
  • Otisco: 4 (15.8 cases per 10,000)
  • Van Buren: 4 (3.0 cases per 10,000)
  • LaFayette: 3 (6.2 cases per 10,000)
  • Elbridge: 2 (3.5 cases per 10,000)
  • Fabius: 2 (8.8 cases per 10,000)
  • Spafford: 2 (11.9 cases per 10,000)
  • Tully: 2 (7.4 cases per 10,000)
  • Onondaga Nation: 0 (0.0 cases per 10,000)

County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Daily Briefing – 4-16-20

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“It’s really unbelievable how vicious, this virus is.”