Saliva testing is continuing to play a big role in Onondaga County's efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus. 

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon says more than 20,000 tests have been performed in the last seven days, and only 39 have come back positive. 

He attributes the low number to the proactive testing being conducted at school districts and local colleges. 

Health experts want that to continue as the school year continues. 

"As we come into the cooler weather and the winter season, we'll be ready to provide testing. We just had a meeting this morning so that we're ready when the vaccines come out, and when they do so, we can start to distribute them and continue to test and keep this region safe," said Dr. Robert Corona, CEO of SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

Testing for students will be available at NBT Bank Stadium from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can call 315-464-2582 to set up an appointment.

There are no new deaths to report in the county, but for the third consecutive day, Onondaga County is reporting 16 new positive cases. 

Onondaga County is currently tracking 140 active cases. Twelve people are hospitalized and two are in critical condition.