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Coronavirus stats for June 26

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Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm

Niagara County

Niagara County’s Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: “We regretfully report the death of a 92-year-old male with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”

The rest of the update is as follows:

  • 12 new positive cases, for a total of 1,232 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 32 active cases (31 isolating at home, 1 in a hospital)
  • 1,111 recovered
  • 89 deaths
  • 29,846 people tested, with 4% positive (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/)
  • Data on nursing home fatalities is tracked by New York state. That information can be at https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/diseases/covid-19/fatalities_nursing_home_acf.pdf.
  • Quarantines, unlike isolations, are for people who are well and not showing symptoms, but may have been exposed to the virus. Right now, 56 people are in quarantine and 1,144 have completed quarantine.

Source: Niagara County “heat map”

Erie County

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Erie County had a total of 7,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 94 on Grand Island and 3,176 in the City of Buffalo. To date, 126,523 people have been tested (5.6% positive), with 634 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Also, 65,941 people have taken an antibody test (6.8% positive).

Image courtesy of the Erie County “heat map”

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