Niagara County COVID-19 Update for Monday, October 5th, 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:

“It’s important to note that the 31 cases cover three days from Friday morning through the weekend, which is about 10 per day,” said Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton. “So the number and infection rate are consistent with where we have been.  Most important, the majority of these new cases have been traced to a couple of specific places and the necessary folks have been quarantined.”

The rest of the update is as follows:

  • 31 new positive cases (since Friday a.m.)
  • Total of 1826 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 86 active cases (85 isolating at home, 1 in hospital)
  • 1639 recovered
  • 101 deaths
  • 100,479 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/ )

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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