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Woman, 59, dies of Covid-19 in Onondaga County as cases near 32,000 over past year – syracuse.com

Syracuse, N.Y. — A 59-year-old woman has died from the coronavirus, marking the 675th death here since the pandemic began, according to Onondaga County data.

The Covid-19 virus was first confirmed here on March 16, nearly a year ago. Since then, the county has confirmed 31,977 cases.

That means at least 1 in every 15 county residents has had the virus.

At the same time, nearly one-third of every adult in Onondaga County has had a vaccine shot, County Executive Ryan McMahon said.

So far, 111,191 county residents have had one shot, according to McMahon. Of those, 60,676 are fully vaccinated.

That means 30.8% of the county’s adult population has had one dose, he said. “Team Onondaga is killing it,” he said.

Today, McMahon said another 55 cases were confirmed. In the past week, just 0.8% of test results came back positive with the virus, he said.

Fifty-four people are hospitalized, up three from Saturday. Eight people are in intensive care.

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