Onondaga County Has First Case Of Covid 19

Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County has reported its first case of the coronavirus.

County Executive Ryan McMahon made the announcement in a press conference earlier this morning.

McMahon also announced that all public schools in Onondaga County will close at 4 pm today.

McMahon also will issue an executive order not allowing more than 50 people in any gathering place.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh says plans are also being made to provide meals to students who rely on schools for breakfast and lunch.

Dr. Indu Kupta says the patient is a woman in her 70's. She has not traveled recently so they are considering this a "community transmission."

Onondaga County had previously declared a state of emergency over the weekend as cases in NY state top 700.

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