Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County officials today reported 213 new cases of coronavirus since Wednesday, bringing the total number to 9,667 cases since March.
Two county residents died from Covid-19 since Wednesday, county officials reported. A total of 231 county residents have died from the virus.
There are now 2,448 active cases of Covid-19 (patients who have not recovered), far more than at any time during the first wave of the virus last spring. Active cases reached a peak of 941 in June before declining over the summer.
County officials estimate that 5% to 8% of active cases will end up in the hospital.
Hospital admissions for Covid-19 continued to climb today, reaching 119, another record. Some 21 of the patients are in intensive care.
Of the thousands of county residents tested for coronavirus for coronavirus over the past week, 3.4% have tested positive. The positivity rate is higher in the county’s orange zone, where it averaged 4.95% over the past seven days; and in the yellow zone, where it averaged 4.23%.
Onondaga County confirmed a record 270 new daily cases on Wednesday.
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