Ryan McMahon’s Daily Briefing: 624 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Onondaga County – Enclosed Malls Closure Extended Through April 29

The county has a total of 624 confirmed COVID cases, the tally increased by 26 on Friday. There are 276 known active cases in Onondaga County According to figures released by County Executive J. Ryan McMahon.  Another person has died, a woman in her 60’s with underlying health issues our total number of fatalities has climbed to 18. “We still have people that we lose, so far we’ve lost 18 people in Onondaga County with COVID 19.”


 “We are now doing priority testing for nursing home personnel at the Walmart testing site in East Syracuse, in addition to that we are now doing proactive testing in assisted living facilities, in independent living facilities, and we’re looking at strategic testing in senior apartments, why are we doing this? We know the impact that this virus has on our seniors, we want to be proactive in our testing, testing employees…for clarification, the State of New York will determine if we can test individuals who live in nursing homes, on a proactive basis. We can’t make that determination, the State of New York will do that but certainly we have asked them to consider that.”

“Our best way to fight this virus is to starve it out,” McMahon said, if there’s no reason to leave the house, don’t.” Urging people to leave home only if necessary. “The best way to do that is to stay away from each other.”  As per Governors orders, we all should be wearing masks or face coverings.

Onondaga County COVID-19 Resource Numbers

Reminded people that there are companies that are hiring. During this time Onondaga County Economic Development has posted helpful information for job seekers. www.ongoved.com

McMahon then Outlined some of the supports that are available in Onondaga County

McMahon also reminded us of the toll this situation has taken on our mental health. Onondaga COVID Resource numbers were presented including the 211 phone number for those needing mental health assistance.

Mall Closures Extended However, they’re working on reopening the region

McMahon also discussed the future of opening up Central New York and that there are people working on this since it’s going to happen it’s just a matter of working with partners like the state of New York and public health professionals.

Executive Order 7-F Pertaining to the closure of Malls has been renewed and extended through April 29, 2020 the second order was regarding credit card spending during the emergency. As this health crisis has continued Executive Orders have been extended. Additional steps such as protective face covering in public. At Wegmans Fairmount store staff are stationed at the entrance; masks or face coverings are now required to be worn in stores that have more than 10 people.

Wegmans, Byrne Dairy, Dollar Tree and many retailers have responded by installing Plexiglas barriers between store associates at the cash register and the customer. Dollar General and many others have placed tape on the floor marking 6 ft intervals to encourage social distancing at the checkout.

COVID-19 by the numbers syracuse.com-coronavirus has the areas most comprehensive up-to-date information on coronavirus in Central New York with charts graphs and additional details.

COVID 19 Status chart April 18 2020


  • 1,056 people in isolation/quarantine
  • 8,079 tests administered
  • 7,921 tests returned
  • 624 positives
  • 7,297 negatives
  • 158 tests pending
  • 216 tests received back since 4/16
  • 9 % are testing positive

18 Deaths

  • 16 Caucasian
  • 1 another race
  • 1 African American
  • 9 male/9 female

There are 43 people are hospitalized with 21 in ICU,

  • 23 are Caucasian
  • 4 another race
  • 10 are African-American
  • 6 information unavailable
Total cases by gender and age:
  • 285 are men, 339 are women = 624 total
  • 18 are under 19,
  • 120 are in their 20s,
  • 91 are in their 30s,
  • 102 are in their 40s,
  • 114 are in their 50s,
  • 89 are in their 60s,
  • 46 are in their 70s,
  • 31 are in their 80s,
  • 13 are in their 90s
Total cases by municipality:
  • Onondaga-624 positives/ positives per 10,000 13.5; 18 deaths/0.4 deaths per 10,000
  • Syracuse 260
  • Camillus – 33
  • Cicero – 26
  • Clay – 67
  • DeWitt – 34
  • Elbridge – 2
  • Fabius – 2,
  • Geddes – 21
  • LaFayette – 3
  • Lysander – 18
  • Manlius – 44
  • Marcellus – 4
  • Onondaga – 30
  • Onondaga Nation – 0
  • Otisco – 4
  • Pompey – 19
  • Salina – 36
  • Skaneateles – 13
  • Spafford – 2
  • Tully – 2
  • Van Buren – 4
County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Daily Briefing – 4-18-20:

County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Daily Briefing

County Executive Ryan McMahon’s DailySnipit 4 18 20 “Our best way to fight the virus, is to starve it out.”

County Executive Ryan McMahon’s DailySnipit