Coronavirus update: 9 new cases in Onondaga County; nobody in ICU

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Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County officials today reported nine new cases of coronavirus since Monday, bringing the total to 3,772 cases since March.

There have been no new deaths reported since Aug. 18 – a full two weeks. A total of 204 county residents have died from the virus.

There are 15 people in local hospitals with Covid-19 today, officials said. For the first time since March, none of the patients is in intensive care, according to county data — a milestone celebrated in a tweet from Robert Corona, CEO of Upstate Medical University.

Of the nine new cases reported today, four were attributed to community spread; three were blamed on travel from outside the area; and two occurred in group living facilities (among residents or staff).

There are currently 171 active cases of Covid-19 in the county.

According to the state Department of Health, an average of 1% of people tested in Onondaga County were positive for the virus during the seven days ending Monday.


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