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Coronavirus Niagara and Erie counties update for May 5

Tue, May 5th 2020 11:45 am

Niagara County

The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: “We regretfully report the deaths of six Niagara County residents. We send our deepest sympathies to their family and friends.”

The deceased include:

  • A 61-year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A 94-year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • An 83-year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • An 89-year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • A 90-year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • A 62-year-old male with underlying health conditions

The rest of the update is as follows:

  • 41 new positive cases, for a total of 570 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 249 active cases (230 isolating at home, 19 in a hospital)
  • 287 recovered
  • 34 deaths
  • 3,236 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/)

Source: Niagara County “heat map”

Erie County

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Erie County had a total of 3,749 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 48 on Grand Island and 1,480 in the City of Buffalo. To date, 19,190 people have been tested, with 308 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.

Image courtesy of the Erie County “heat map.”

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