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Coronavirus replace: 16 new circumstances in Onondaga County, 7 from journey

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Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County right now reported 16 new circumstances of coronavirus since Tuesday, bringing the whole to three,398 since March. Well being officers attributed seven of the brand new circumstances – practically half — to vacationers.

Three got here from areas inside the state — Lengthy Island, Albany and Scotia. Others got here from Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. One case was blamed on worldwide journey, however county officers mentioned they have been nonetheless investigating the traveler’s itinerary.

5 of the brand new circumstances are attributed to local people unfold; two occurred in senior dwelling services (amongst residents or workers); one occurred in a family with a earlier an infection; and one was nonetheless underneath investigation.

There have been no new deaths in a single day. A complete of 200 county residents have died from the virus.

The variety of Onondaga County residents hospitalized with Covid-19 dropped to 16 right now, down one from Tuesday. That’s the bottom quantity since late March.

Of the sufferers at the moment in hospitals, three are in intensive care, officers mentioned. Six others are awaiting discharge to nursing houses, pending a detrimental check consequence.

There are at the moment 124 energetic circumstances of Covid-19 within the county, up six since Tuesday. The variety of energetic circumstances has declined from a peak of 941 on June 8.

In accordance with the state Division of Well being, a median of 0.8% of individuals examined in Onondaga County have been optimistic for the virus through the seven days ending Tuesday. Areas which have optimistic check charges beneath 5% might be allowed by state officers to ship youngsters again to high school in September.

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