Niagara County COVID-19 Update for Friday, July 17th, 2020

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By: Staff Reporter

The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:

We regretfully report the death of an 86 year-old female with underlying health conditions.  We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

The rest of the update is as follows:

•             5 new positive cases

•             Total of 1373 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)

•             44 active cases (44 isolating at home, 0 in hospital)

•             1233 recovered

•             96 deaths

•             43,198 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/ )

Quarantines, unlike isolations, are for people who are well and not showing symptoms, but may have been exposed to the virus.  Right now, 178 people are in quarantine and 1256 have completed quarantine.

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

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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