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Niagara County announces 5 new COVID-19 cases, updates death total

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Niagara County to offer COVID-19 update at 2 p.m. - All WNY News
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
  • 5 new positive cases
  • Total of 1205 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 57 active cases (55 isolating at home, 2 in hospital)
  • 1061 recovered
  • 87 deaths
  • 24,328 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/)
               
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said the county’s death total related to COVID-19 has been adjusted upward to include the deaths of 8 Niagara County residents.  These deaths occurred between May 4 and June 11.

“The passing of these Niagara County residents occurred in hospitals outside of Niagara County but the Niagara County Department of Health was not made aware until this week,” said Stapleton.  “We send our belated condolences to the families and friends of these individuals.”       
  • An 81 year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • An 84 year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • An 89 year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • Another 89 year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • A 97 year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • A 71 year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A 78 year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A  94 year-old female with underlying health conditions

    The Niagara County heat map that breaks the positive cases down by municipality can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybgzmusw

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh will provide an update on COVID-19 today at 2 p.m. The update will be live on LCTV and streamed at lctv.net. This broadcast will then be available later in the day in LCTV’s on-demand library under “Niagara County Legislature” and on the county’s Facebook page. 
               
Information and resources relative to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at: https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Public-Health-Preparedness/2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19

Data on nursing home fatalities is tracked by New York State.  That information can be found here: https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/diseases/covid-19/fatalities_nursing_home_acf.pdf

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