Updates on COVID-19 in Erie and Niagara counties

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This is a running list of updates from Erie and Niagara counties

MORE | Find previous updates on vaccination in Erie County here.

September 22

  • 380 new positive cases 
  • Total of 21,865 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 415 active cases (393 isolating at home, 22 in hospital) 
  • 21,077 recovered 
  • 373 deaths  
  • 126,949 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 5.0% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

September 15

NIAGARA COUNTY (September 9-15)

  • 379 new positive cases 
  • Total of 21,485 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 373 active cases (360 isolating at home, 13 in hospital) 
  • 20,741 recovered 
  • 371 deaths  
  • 125,686 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 5.1% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

ERIE COUNTY

96,909 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,983.

September 8

NIAGARA COUNTY (September 2-8)

  • 295 new positive cases 
  • Total of 21,105 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 313 active cases (307 isolating at home, 6 in hospital) 
  • 20,423 recovered 
  • 369 deaths  
  • 124,431 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 4.5% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

ERIE COUNTY

95,443 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,975.

September 1

NIAGARA COUNTY (August 26-September 1)

  • 271 new positive cases 
  • Total of 20,811 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 278 active cases (270 isolating at home, 8 in hospital) 
  • 20,164 recovered 
  • 369 deaths  
  • 123,275 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 3.7% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

ERIE COUNTY

94,158 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,957.


August 25

NIAGARA COUNTY (August 19-25)

County reports three new COVID deaths.

  • 189 new positive cases 
  • Total of 20,540 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 205 active cases (198 isolating at home, 7 in hospital) 
  • 19,968 recovered 
  • 367 deaths  
  • 121,819 residents with at least one vaccine dose 
  • 3.3% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

ERIE COUNTY

93,127 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,948.


August 12

ERIE COUNTY

91,886 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,933.

NIAGARA COUNTY (August 12-18)

  • 149 new positive cases  
  • 20,351 total positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)  
  • 155 active cases (3 in hospital)  
  • 19,832 recovered  
  • 364 deaths   
  • 120,722 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 2.8% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

August 11

ERIE COUNTY

91,275 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,933.

NIAGARA COUNTY (August 5-11)

  • 150 new positive cases 
  • Total of 20,202 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 164 active cases (158 isolating at home, 6 in hospital) 
  • 19,675 recovered 
  • 363 deaths  
  • 119,701 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 3.3% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

August 4

ERIE COUNTY

90,435 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,930.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 122 new positive cases 
  • Total of 20,052 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 138 active cases (129 isolating at home, 9 in hospital) 
  • 19,552 recovered 
  • 362 deaths  
  • 118,613 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 3.8% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

July 28

ERIE COUNTY

89,862 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,928.

NIAGARA COUNTY

One new death was reported in Niagara County.

  • 71 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,930 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 81 active cases (80 isolating at home, 1 in hospital) 
  • 19,487 recovered 
  • 362 deaths  
  • 117,542 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 2.1% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

July 27

ERIE COUNTY

MORE | Erie County at moderate risk of community transmission of COVID-19

July 23

ERIE COUNTY

89,610 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,927.

July 14

ERIE COUNTY

89,319 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,925.

NIAGARA COUNTY (July 8-14)

  • 25 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,821 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 29 active cases (26 isolating at home, 3 in hospital) 
  • 19,431 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 115,750 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • .6% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

July 10

ERIE COUNTY

89,270 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,921.

July 7

ERIE COUNTY

89,231 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,921.

NIAGARA COUNTY (July 1-7)

  • 20 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,796 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 20 active cases (18 isolating at home, 2 in hospital) 
  • 19,415 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 114,993 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • .5% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

June 30

ERIE COUNTY

89,158 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,919.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 5 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,776 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 7 active cases (6 isolating at home, 1 in hospital) 
  • 19,408 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 113,861 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • .2% Positivity Rate, 7-day average

June 25

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 2 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,773 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 6 active cases (6 isolating at home, 0 in hospital) 
  • 19,406 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 113,167 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • .4% Positivity Rate, 7-day average  

June 24

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 0 new positive case 
  • Total of 19,771 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 10 active cases (10 isolating at home, 0 in hospital) 
  • 19,400 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 113,012 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • .3% Positivity Rate, 7-day average 

June 21

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 3 new positive cases (covering 3 days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 19,769 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 10 active cases (10 isolating at home, 0 in hospital) 
  • 19,398 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 112,680 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • .4% Positivity Rate, 7-day average  

June 18

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 0 new positive cases (Thursday) 
  • 5 new positive cases (Wednesday) 
  • Total of 19,766 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 18 active cases (18 isolating at home, 0 in hospital) 
  • 19,387 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 112,011 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 483,354 tests of Niagara County residents

June 16

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 4 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,761 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 17 active cases (16 isolating at home, 1 in hospital) 
  • 19,383 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 111,437 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 481,987 tests of Niagara County residents

June 15

ERIE COUNTY

89,055 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,905.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 4 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,757 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 16 active cases (15 isolating at home, 1 in hospital) 
  • 19,380 recovered 
  • 361 deaths  
  • 111,159 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 481,548 tests of Niagara County residents

June 14

NIAGARA COUNTY

Another death has been reported in Niagara County.

  • 4 new positive cases (covering three days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 19,753 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 22 active cases (19 isolating at home, 3 in hospital) 
  • 19,371 recovered 
  • 360 deaths  
  • 111,054 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 480,973 tests of Niagara County residents

June 11

ERIE COUNTY

89,009 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,905.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 4 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,749 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 29 active cases (25 isolating at home, 4 in hospital) 
  • 19,361 recovered 
  • 359 deaths  
  • 110,331 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 478,203 tests of Niagara County residents

June 10

NIAGARA COUNTY

June 9

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 3 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,740 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 29 active cases (24 isolating at home, 5 in hospital) 
  • 19,352 recovered 
  • 359 deaths  
  • 109,334 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 475,999 tests of Niagara County residents

June 8

ERIE COUNTY

88,972 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,905.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 3 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,737 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 26 active cases (21 isolating at home, 5 in hospital) 
  • 19,352 recovered 
  • 359 deaths  
  • 109,334 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 475,467 tests of Niagara County residents

June 7

NIAGARA COUNTY

Two more deaths have been reported in Niagara County.

  • 8 new positive cases (covering 3 days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 19,734 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 49 active cases (44 isolating at home, 5 in hospital) 
  • 19,326 recovered 
  • 359 deaths  
  • 109,159 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 474,750 tests of Niagara County residents

June 3

ERIE COUNTY

88,825 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,876.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 7 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,716 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 68 active cases (63 isolating at home, 5 in hospital) 
  • 19,291 recovered 
  • 357 deaths  
  • 107,941 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 469,940 tests of Niagara County residents

June 2

ERIE COUNTY

88,801 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,876.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 3 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,709 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 72 active cases (66 isolating at home, 6 in hospital) 
  • 19,280 recovered 
  • 357 deaths  
  • 107,754 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 469,337 tests of Niagara County residents

June 1

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 28 new positive cases (covering 4 days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday) 
  • Total of 19,706 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 93 active cases (88 isolating at home, 5 in hospital) 
  • 19,258 recovered 
  • 355 deaths  
  • 107,669 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 468,899 tests of Niagara County residents

May 31

ERIE COUNTY

88,762 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,876.

May 28

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 9 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,678 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 138 active cases (130 isolating at home, 8 in hospital) 
  • 19,187 recovered 
  • 353 deaths  
  • 105,391 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 464,935 tests of Niagara County residents

May 27

ERIE COUNTY

88,649 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,876.

NIAGARA COUNTY

One more death has been reported in Niagara County.

  • 12 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,669 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 162 active cases (152 isolating at home, 10 in hospital) 
  • 19,154 recovered 
  • 353 deaths  
  • 104,771 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 463,875 tests of Niagara County residents

May 26

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 8 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,657 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 177 active cases (166 isolating at home, 11 in hospital) 
  • 19,128 recovered 
  • 352 deaths  
  • 104,328 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 462,884 tests of Niagara County residents

May 25

ERIE COUNTY

88,550 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,876.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 14 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,649 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 214 active cases (204 isolating at home, 10 in hospital) 
  • 19,084 recovered 
  • 351 deaths  
  • 103,870 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 462,234 tests of Niagara County residents

May 24

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 55 new positive cases (covering 3 days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 19,635 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 227 active cases (215 isolating at home, 12 in hospital) 
  • 19,059 recovered 
  • 349 deaths  
  • 103,531 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 461,244 tests of Niagara County residents

May 21

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 23 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,580 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 237 active cases (223 isolating at home, 14 in hospital) 
  • 18,994 recovered 
  • 349 deaths  
  • 101,756 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 457,741 tests of Niagara County residents

May 20

NIAGARA COUNTY

One more death has been reported in Niagara County.

  • 50 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,557 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 247 active cases (233 isolating at home, 14 in hospital) 
  • 18,961 recovered 
  • 349 deaths  
  • 100,749 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 455,871 tests of Niagara County residents

May 19

ERIE COUNTY

88,155 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,863.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 13 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,507 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 228 active cases (215 isolating at home, 13 in hospital) 
  • 18,931 recovered 
  • 348 deaths  
  • 100,235 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 455,871 tests of Niagara County residents

May 18

Lately, Erie County has been averaging two deaths per day as a result of COVID-19. The current death toll is 1,863.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the number of new cases in the county has dropped below 100 per 100,000 residents. That means virus transmission is now “substantial” instead of “high.”

The number of new cases in schools is about a quarter of the amount of new cases roughly a month ago.

That being said, the county is still seeing a high rate of transmission among people between the ages of 20 and 39.

MORE | Starting Wednesday, fully vaccinated Erie County employees can take off masks in private settings

May 17

ERIE COUNTY

88,028 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,850.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 60 new positive cases (covering three days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 19,457 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 280 active cases (262 isolating at home, 18 in hospital) 
  • 18,830 recovered 
  • 347 deaths  
  • 99,406 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 453,215 tests of Niagara County residents

May 14

NIAGARA COUNTY

One more death has been reported in Niagara County.

  • 33 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,397 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 326 active cases (307 isolating at home, 19 in hospital) 
  • 18,729 recovered 
  • 342 deaths  
  • 97,981 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 448,492 tests of Niagara County residents

May 13

NIAGARA COUNTY

One more death has been reported in Niagara County.

  • 22 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,364 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 353 active cases (334 isolating at home, 19 in hospital) 
  • 18,670 recovered 
  • 341 deaths  
  • 97,675 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 446,692 tests of Niagara County residents 

May 12

ERIE COUNTY

87,532 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,850.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 37 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,342 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 365 active cases (346 isolating at home, 19 in hospital) 
  • 18,637 recovered 
  • 340 deaths  
  • 97,277 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 445,326 tests of Niagara County residents

May 11

ERIE COUNTY

87,282 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,850.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 50 new positive cases  
  • Total of 19,305 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 380 active cases (360 isolating at home, 20 in hospital) 
  • 18,587 recovered 
  • 338 deaths  
  • 97,050 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 444,444 tests of Niagara County residents

May 10

ERIE COUNTY

87,259 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,829.

NIAGARA COUNTY

Four more death have been reported in Niagara County.

  • 127 new positive cases (covering three days, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) 
  • Total of 19,255 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 395 active cases (378 isolating at home, 17 in hospital) 
  • 18,524 recovered 
  • 336 deaths  
  • 96,807 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 443,541 tests of Niagara County residents

May 7

ERIE COUNTY

86,750 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,829.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 51 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,128 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 412 active cases (391 isolating at home, 21 in hospital) 
  • 18,384 recovered 
  • 332 deaths  
  • 95,261 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 438,237 tests of Niagara County residents

May 6

ERIE COUNTY

86,575 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,829.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 66 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,077 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 422 active cases (402 isolating at home, 20 in hospital) 
  • 18,324 recovered 
  • 331 deaths  
  • 94,769 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 438,237 tests of Niagara County residents

May 5

ERIE COUNTY

86,447 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,829.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 40 new positive cases 
  • Total of 19,011 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 388 active cases (366 isolating at home, 22 in hospital) 
  • 18,294 recovered 
  • 329 deaths  
  • 94,262 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 435,399 tests of Niagara County residents

May 4

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 45 new positive cases 
  • Total of 18,971 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 400 active cases (377 isolating at home, 23 in hospital) 
  • 18,243 recovered 
  • 328 deaths  
  • 93,948 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 434,517 tests of Niagara County residents

May 3

ERIE COUNTY

86,185 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,801.

NIAGARA COUNTY

Two more death have been reported in Niagara County.

  • 105 new positive cases (covering three days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 18,926 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 414 active cases (394 isolating at home, 20 in hospital) 
  • 18,186 recovered 
  • 326 deaths  
  • 93,829 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 433,703 tests of Niagara County residents

April 30

ERIE COUNTY

85,554 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,801.

NIAGARA COUNTY

One more death has been reported in Niagara County.

  • 70 new positive cases  
  • Total of 18,821 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 482 active cases (463 isolating at home, 19 in hospital) 
  • 18,015 recovered 
  • 324 deaths  
  • 91,628 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 427,992 tests of Niagara County residents

April 29

NIAGARA COUNTY

Two more deaths have been reported in Niagara County.

  • 66 new positive cases  
  • Total of 18,751 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 474 active cases (456 isolating at home, 18 in hospital) 
  • 17,954 recovered 
  • 323 deaths  
  • 90,699 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 426,360 tests of Niagara County residents

April 28

ERIE COUNTY

84,910 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,801.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 76 new positive cases  
  • Total of 18,685 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 478 active cases (459 isolating at home, 19 in hospital) 
  • 17,886 recovered 
  • 321 deaths  
  • 90,139 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 424,833 tests of Niagara County residents

April 27

ERIE COUNTY

84,660 cases have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,801.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 50 new positive cases  
  • Total of 18,609 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 509 active cases (492 isolating at home, 17 in hospital) 
  • 17,780 recovered 
  • 320 deaths  
  • 89,592 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 423,857 tests of Niagara County residents

April 26

ERIE COUNTY

84,511 cases have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,779.

NIAGARA COUNTY

Three more deaths have been reported in Niagara County.

  • 151 new positive cases (covering three days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 18,559 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 562 active cases (543 isolating at home, 19 in hospital) 
  • 17,677 recovered 
  • 320 deaths  
  • 89,074 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 422,585 tests of Niagara County residents

April 23

ERIE COUNTY

83,694 cases have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,779.

NIAGARA COUNTY

One new death was reported.

  • 90 new positive cases 
  • Total of 18,407 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 635 active cases (613 isolating at home, 22 in hospital) 
  • 17,455 recovered 
  • 317 deaths  
  • 85,352 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 417,131 tests of Niagara County residents

April 22

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 102 new positive cases 
  • Total of 18,316 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 634 active cases (620 isolating at home, 14 in hospital) 
  • 17,366 recovered 
  • 316 deaths  
  • 85,353 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 415,285 tests of Niagara County residents 

April 21

ERIE COUNTY

82,832 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. 1,779 deaths have been reported.

NIAGARA COUNTY

  • 43 new positive cases 
  • Total of 18,214 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 629 active cases (611 isolating at home, 18 in hospital) 
  • 17,269 recovered 
  • 316 deaths  
  • 84,600 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 413,655 tests of Niagara County residents

April 20

ERIE COUNTY

82,491 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. 1,779 county residents have died as a result of the virus.

Last week, 642 students in Erie County tested positive for COVID-19. That’s the highest student number, so far.

Officials say the positivity rate in the 17 and under age group is increasing, but it’s dropping in every other age group.

NIAGARA COUNTY

Three more deaths were reported in Niagara County.

  • 57 new positive cases 
  • Total of 18,171 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 749 active cases (729 isolating at home, 20 in hospital) 
  • 17,106 recovered 
  • 316 deaths  
  • 83,807 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 412,673 tests of Niagara County residents

April 19

ERIE COUNTY

82,201 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. 1,766 people have died.

MORE | 44% of Erie County residents have received a first dose of COVID vaccine

NIAGARA COUNTY

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  • 256 new positive cases (covering three days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • Total of 18,115 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths) 
  • 914 active cases (896 isolating at home, 18 in hospital) 
  • 16,888 recovered 
  • 313 deaths  
  • 82,826 residents with at least one vaccine dose
  • 412,673 tests of Niagara County residents 

April 13

As of Tuesday, 325 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in western New York. 75 were receiving intensive care.

283 of the 325 were in Erie County, and 54 percent were age 64 and under.

In the last week, 23 Erie County patients died, bringing the total to 1,753.

April 11

In the last week, 3,298 new cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The latest total is 78,922 cases.

As of Sunday, there were 314 COVID-19 patients in western New York hospitals. 70 were receiving intensive care.

276 of those patients were in Erie County.

This next NFL season, Bills fans will only be able to go to the newly renamed Highmark Stadium if they’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.

“We support fans returning to Highmark Stadium in the fall at full capacity,” County Executive Mark Poloncarz said.

April 6

75,937 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County. County data shows that 504 cases were found in schools last week. The previous weekly high was 306 — the previous week.

According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Erie County increased by 47 percent in the past two weeks.

“We are in what we believe to be a new wave,” he says.

35.4 percent of county residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 21.7 percent are fully vaccinated.

The county will not be receiving doses of Pfizer this week or next week. This means they won’t be able to vaccinate 16 or 17-year-olds through that time period once they run out of current supply.

Tuesday, March 30

As of March 28, there have been 72,717 cases of COVID-19 in Erie County.

On March 28, 190 western New Yorkers were hospitalized. 176 were in Erie County.

31 percent of Erie County residents (39 percent of adults) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 17 percent (22 percent of adults) are fully vaccinated.

From March 1, 2020 to March 25, 2021, 1,726 people in Erie County died as a result of the virus.

Tuesday, March 23

70,074 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County, as of Sunday. 2,105 were found within the week leading up to Sunday.

As of Sunday, 148 people in western New York were hospitalized with COVID-19. 132 were in Erie County.

442 people in the county have died as a result of the virus this year. 39 of those deaths happened in March.

This week, Erie County will receive 4,310 vaccine doses. 800 are from Moderna and the other 3,510 are from Pfizer. The county is not receiving any doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.

Other than the doses already mentioned, 1,500 leftover doses will be reallocated to points of dispensing in the county.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reiterated that “eligibility does not mean availability,” meaning that even if a person is eligible to get vaccinated, a vaccine may not be available for them.

Since vaccines started reaching the county, roughly 28 percent of residents have received at least one dose. That’s about 35 percent of all adults. 14 percent (17.7 percent of all adults) have received a final dose.

Since February 1, 115 youth sports teams have been placed on pause. 15 are currently paused.

About half of these teams are hockey teams, but some basketball and football teams are being put on pause, too.

Tuesday, March 16

Erie County has identified 68,017 cases of COVID through Sunday. As of that day, the county’s 7-day average positivity rate was 3.7%

Leaders tell us 156 people in WNY were hospitalized as of Sunday.

West Seneca has the highest amount of new COVID cases at 119. The positivity rate is 6.3%.

Lake View has the highest positivity rate at 7.6%, according to the county.

Erie County says it will receive 5,010 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week.

Here’s a breakdown of the dose totals:

  • Moderna: 800
  • Pfizer: 3,510
  • J+J: 700
  • Plus, second doses

Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says nearly a quarter (23.6%) of residents in the county have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 12.8% have received the second and final dose.

Vaccinations in 10 high-priority zip codes in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga area increased by 4.8% this past week.

Tuesday, March 9

66,452 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County. The death toll is 1,674.

In the first four days of March, 10 people died in Erie County as a result of the virus. Last month, 133 people died in the county, overall.

Currently, 146 people across western New York are hospitalized with COVID-19. 27 are receiving intensive care.

Lackawanna has the highest daily positivity rate at seven percent.

19.8 percent of Erie County residents (24.2 percent of adults) have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

34.5 percent of people in the Getzville area of Amherst have received a first dose of the vaccine, while only 2.5 percent of people in Gowanda have received one dose.

For the next week, Erie County is getting 3,710 doses of the vaccine. In the previous week, the county received 7,280. That being said, the county has requested another 3,510 for people age 65 or older.

Currently, nine youth sports teams in the county are on pause.

Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County’s Health Commissioner, says there was an outbreak of cases at St. Benedict School in Amherst. With nine cases there, the county recommended a 10-day shift to virtual learning, but the school decided against it.

Tuesday, March 2

64,838 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. The death toll is 1,651.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the Erie County Department of Health will receive 7,280 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the upcoming week. 3,640 of these must be dedicated to people age 65 or older.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

63,100 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. 1,635 people have died.

Erie County’s seven-day positivity rate is 4.2 percent. As of Sunday, 245 western New Yorkers were hospitalized because of the virus; 213 were in Erie County.

More Erie County residents under age 60 have died since November than in the first eight months of the pandemic.

Through Monday, the Erie County Department of Health has administered 22,468 first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 17,636 second doses have also been administered.

As of Tuesday, 13.5 percent of county residents have received a first dose, while 8.3 percent have received both doses.

The Erie County Department of Health has received 5,300 vaccine doses this week. There was a delay due to winter weather elsewhere in the country.

The county is rescheduling appointments that were originally to be held between January 27-30. Those who had appointments should look for an email telling them of this.

Monday, Feb. 15

There have been 61,094 cases of COVID-19 identified in Erie County. The death toll is now 1,601.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein provided an update on the pandemic Tuesday afternoon.

59,196 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the county since the start of the pandemic. The death toll is now 1,556.

In the week of Jan. 31 through Feb. 6, West Seneca had the highest number of cases at 159, but the highest percentage was found in the Black Rock and Riverside areas of Buffalo, at 9.1 percent. 82 cases were found there.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

56,971 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is 1,476.

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says it will take several weeks to reschedule the 9,300 cancelled Erie County vaccination appointments. “All of February and maybe even a little bit longer,” she says.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

372 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County. Bringing the total case count to 55,017 cases.

The county’s 7-day positivity rate is 5.1 percent.

The daily positivity rate reported for Tuesday stood at 4.4 percent.

Sunday, Jan. 24

54,305 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County.

The county’s 7-day positivity rate is 5.2 percent.

As of Sunday, 409 western New Yorkers were hospitalized with COVID-19, and 95 were receiving intensive care. 314 of these people were in Erie County hospitals.

38 percent of patients were 64 years old or younger.

On that day, five people died as a result of COVID-19. The death toll is now 1,455.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

There are 51,248 COVID-19 cases and there have been 1,393 deaths, with 120 coming in 2021.

Erie County officials announced the seven-day positivity rate is 5.7%

As of January 17, there are 504 COVID-19 patients in WNY, with 88 in the ICU.

Officials say there are 385 patients in hospitals the county, with 80 in the ICU and 58 on airway assit.

According to the ECDOH, there’s 9 new deaths to announce and 33% of patients are 64 and under.

Monday, Jan. 18

50,785 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County.

Thursday, Jan. 14

49,751 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County, and the death toll is now 1,333.

The county has identified 732 new cases.

Erie County’s seven-day average positivity rate is 5.9%, as of January 14.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

47,575 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County, and the death toll is now 1,333. 64 of those deaths have occurred this year.

Erie County’s seven-day average positivity rate is 6.7 percent, as of January 10.

As of this past Sunday, there were 494 COVID-19 patients in western New York hospitals. 381 were in Erie County hospitals.

Saturday, Jan. 9

46,463 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. The death toll is now 1,297.

Thursday, Jan. 7

44,191 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County.

During a conference Thursday afternoon, officials announced that 852 new cases were identified on Wednesday. That is the highest daily total that the county has seen.

Monday, Jan. 4

42,731 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County. 1,199 deaths have been reported.

The county’s latest seven-day average positivity rate has risen from 6.2 percent to seven percent.

Today and tomorrow, roughly 1,500 healthcare workers will receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says COVID-19 vaccines will not be available to the general public until spring or summer.

Sunday, Jan. 3

41,720 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County.

Friday, Jan. 1

41,105 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County.

Thursday, Dec. 31

As of Dec. 29, 424 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Erie County. 319 people have died from COVID-19 in Erie County in December- a total of 1,199 deaths.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

39,923 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County.

Monday, Dec. 28

39,266 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County, and 1,131 deaths have been reported.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz says for the fourth straight week, the positivity rate in the county has gone down.

Friday, Dec. 25

38,098 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County since the start of the pandemic.

Monday, Dec. 21

36,235 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County, as of this past Saturday. The death toll is now 1,061, as of December 18.

The county’s seven-day average positivity rate is six percent.

As of December 19, 391 people were being treated for COVID-19 in Erie County hospitals. 81 were receiving intensive care.

41 percent of patients in Erie County were 64 years old or younger.

On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that week-to-week, there was a 10 percent decline in new cases.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

33,694 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says that as of Monday, 74.6 percent of all hospital beds in the county were occupied. A little more than half (50.75 percent) of the ICU beds were occupied.

Data from that day listed 421 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 85 of whom were in the ICU. 38 percent of patients were 64 or younger.

Six people died.

Monday, Dec. 14

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein provided an update on cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon.

32,941 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the county. The county’s seven-day average positivity rate is 6.4 percent.

The death toll is now 976, as of Dec. 12.

434 COVID-19 patients are in Erie County hospitals. The county’s total hospital bed capacity is 76.7 percent.

Initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are being delivered to hospital systems on Monday and Tuesday.

Friday, Dec. 11

The number of cases identified in Erie County has risen to 31,451.

Thursday, Dec. 10

The number of cases identified in Erie County has risen to 30,704. The death toll is now 925.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

30,081 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County. The death toll is still 902, according to the latest data.

Monday, Dec. 7

29,331 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Erie County. The death toll is now 902.

Lancaster, West Seneca and Hamburg still have the highest number of new cases by ZIP code.

On Monday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that Robert Rich, III and John Dandes have been chosen to lead Erie County’s COVID Vaccine Task Force.

Poloncarz says the growth in hospitalizations is “slow.” Local hospitals still have 28 percent of beds available. Half of the ICU beds are available.

Friday, Dec. 4

27,428 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The death toll is still 869.

As of December 2, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says 78 percent of hospital beds in the county were occupied.

Erie County had its highest daily number of new cases this past Wednesday, at 771. The county’s seven-day average positivity rate is 7.7 percent.

This past week, 20 percent of people with symptoms of COVID-19 tested positive for it in Erie County, County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says.

Dr. Burstein also spoke about elective surgeries during Friday afternoon’s conference, noting that although they’ve been suspended at hospitals throughout the county, they still may take place at independent ambulatory centers.

The Health Commissioner reminded residents that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine, and that it’s recommended for anyone who’s at least six months old.

Thursday, Dec. 3

26,679 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The death toll has jumped to 869.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

26,159 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The death toll is still 803.

Wales had the highest positivity rate in the county last week.

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says four public school districts and three private schools have indicated they will use Erie County’s LSL to conduct COVID-19 testing.

Monday, Nov. 30

25,479 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. The death toll is 803.

The highest rates of infection were found in West Seneca, Hamburg and Lancaster.

Saturday, Nov. 28

New cases of COVID-19 total 500. That number is out of 6,029 diagnostic tests reported.

This puts the county at a daily positivity rate of 8.3%.

He also reports the county has reached a 7-day positivity rate average of 7.1%.

COVID-19 cases total 25,021 across Erie County.

Friday, Nov. 27

New cases of COVID-19 total 462. That number is out of 8,327 diagnostic reports.

This puts the county at a daily positivity rate of 5.5%.

He also reports the county has reached a 7-day positivity rate average of 7.0%.

COVID-19 cases total 24,543 across Erie County.

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Updated)

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz released county COVID-19 numbers from Thanksgiving.

Poloncarz says on November 26, new cases of COVID-19 total 622. That number is out of 6,256 diagnostic reports.

This puts the county at a daily positivity rate of 9.9%.

He also reports the county has reached a 7-day positivity rate average of 7.1%.

COVID-19 cases total 24,092 across Erie County.

The County Executive reports 24 county residents died this week. Totaling 795 deaths as of November 26.

Thursday, Nov. 26

22,791 people have tested positive for COVID-19, as of Thursday morning. The death toll is still 771.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

22,279 people have tested positive for COVID-19, as of Wednesday afternoon. The death toll is still 771.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

As of Tuesday morning, the number of cases has increased to 21,680. 771 people have died.

Monday, Nov. 23

On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that he would be joining Democratic and Republican county colleagues from New York, Kentucky and Georgia on a national call.

During the call, they discussed actions they’re taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the need for federal help and how issues regarding the pandemic aren’t political in nature.

Cases in Erie County have reached 21,314, as of Monday afternoon. 771 people have died.

According to Poloncarz, 37 percent of all cases found in Erie County have been recorded this month.

The number of hospitalizations more than doubled from November 15-21, going from 104 to 226.

The seven-day average for COVID-positivity is 7.1 percent. Saturday’s positive rate was 6.8 percent.

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Thursday, Nov. 19

As of Thursday, there have been at least 19,151 cases of COVID-19 in Erie County and 762 deaths.

The daily positivity rate for Erie County is 7.8 percent.

During a news conference on Thursday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz stated “The second wave is here and it’s here with a vengeance.”


Earlier in the day, Poloncarz also provided updated COVID-19 numbers for November 17.

He says there was a “big increase” in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday. As of that day, the total number was 179. The day prior, it was 150.

35 of those people were receiving intensive care. One person died.

According to Poloncarz, 46 percent of the COVID patients were 64 years old or younger.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided updated COVID-19 numbers for November 16.

He says 185 WNY patients were hospitalized, 41 of those patients in the intensive care unit.

Poloncarz reports Erie County had 150 patients, 32 in the ICU and 11 on airway assistance. He says 7 people died and 47% of patients were 64 and under.

The County Executive tells us, “there were more patients aged 55-64 in the hospital than 65-74 and 75-84.”

There are now 18,625 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 746.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

There are now 18,243 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 746.

Monday, Nov. 16

There are now 17,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 746.

During a Monday afternoon press conference, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said COVID-19 numbers are trending in the wrong direction in our region. He doesn’t believe the area will move into an orange or red zone Monday, but added that business owners and people should be concerned about it.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

There are now 16,130 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 736.

The “yellow zone” in Erie County had a positivity rate of 8.16 percent on Wednesday — an increase from Tuesday’s rate of 8.12 percent.

Western New York’s overall positivity rate for Wednesday was 5.5 percent. The state’s was 2.95 percent.

Monday, Nov. 9

There are now 15,021 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 728.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

There are now 13,910 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is now 728.

As of today, the county’s infection rate is five percent.

11 people have died from COVID-19 since October 26 — the highest number in Erie County in months.

Sunday, Nov. 1

There are now 13,273 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 717.

Tuesday, October 27

There are now 12,798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll remains at 713.

Thursday, October 22

There are now 12,549 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is now 713.

Tuesday, October 20

There are now 12,489 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is still 708.

Friday, October 16

There are now 12,260 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll has risen to 708.

Wednesday, October 14

There are now 12,176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 706.

Monday, October 12

There are now 12,007 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 706.

Thursday, October 8

There are now 11,857 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is 706.

Tuesday, October 6

There are now 11,760 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll remains at 694.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

There are now 11,382 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll is now 694.

Monday, Sept. 28

There are now 11,243 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll remains at 693.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the testing rate for this past Saturday was 0.9 percent, but hospitalizations have increased.

Friday, Sept. 25

There are now 11,098 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. The death toll remains at 693.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

There are now 10,965 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County and 693 deaths attributed to the virus.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

There are now 10,931 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County and 690 deaths attributed to the virus.

Thursday, Sept. 17

The Erie County Department of Health is providing COVID data through Wednesday.

According to the department, there is 93 new confirmed cases, 4,480 diagnostic test were reported, the daily positivity rate is 2.1%, and total cases are now 10,696.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Erie County is now reporting 10,567 total cases of COVID-19.

The death toll is 689. Seven of these deaths occurred in the last week. Most of these people lived in nursing homes, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says.

There has been a rise in cases in people between the ages of 10 and 19. Most of these students did not attend classes inside school buildings.

County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein announced that the county received six Abbott ID Now testing machines and 4,000 testing kits from the New York State Department of Health. These machines offer same-day results.

Staff are being trained to use and maintain these machines before they’re deployed to “hot spots” within the county.

Monday, Sept. 14

Erie County is now reporting 10,502 total cases of COVID-19. The death toll is 682.

Friday, Sept. 4

Erie County is now reporting 9,914 total cases of COVID-19.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Erie County is now reporting 9,752 total cases of COVID-19. The death toll is 681.

Monday, Aug. 31

Erie County is now reporting 9,618 total cases of COVID-19.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Erie County is now reporting 9,365 total cases of COVID-19. The death toll is 678.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Erie County now has 9,295 total confirmed cases of COVID-19- a little more than 1 percent of the county’s population, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Sunday.

On Saturday, 52 new cases in the county were confirmed, for a daily positivity rate of 2.3 percent.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Erie County has 9,243 total COVID-19 cases as of Friday. On Friday, 48 new cases were confirmed for a daily positivity rate of 1.3 percent.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

In Erie County , 9,023 cases of COVID-19 have been identified. The death toll remains at 674.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Erie County has 49 new cases as of Aug. 14, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 8,953.

The daily positivity rate for Thursday is 1.6 percent.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Erie County is reporting 8,856 cases of COVID-19. The death toll is now 674.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Erie County is now reporting 8,767 cases of COVID-19. The death toll remains at 671.

Friday, Aug. 7

Erie County is now reporting 8,607 cases of COVID-19. The death toll remains at 671.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Erie County is now reporting 8,541 cases of COVID-19 and 671 deaths since the pandemic started.

The largest number of new cases is still being found in the 20-29 age group, but there has been a drop in the number of cases in that demographic.

“Regardless of your age, you can catch COVID-19,” County Executive Mark Poloncarz says.

As of Monday, 38 people in western New York are hospitalized because of COVID-19. 33 of them live in Erie County.

Of those 38, seven are receiving intensive care.

More than 20,000 people in the county were tested for the coronavirus last week. The infection rate was just over one percent.

In the most recent round of antibody testing, County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says 5.5 percent of people had antibodies. She says this means most of the county is still susceptible to the virus.

Poloncarz says that although some were cited for violations, no bars or restaurants were shut down in the last week.

Saturday, Aug. 1

On Friday, 55 new COVID-19 cases were identified in Erie County. The daily positivity rate for the day was 1.5 percent.

The total case count through Friday is now 8,420.

Wednesday, July 29

Erie County is now reporting 8,235 cases of COVID-19. The death toll is now 669 — an increase of six since last Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, 31 people in the county are hospitalized because of the coronavirus. Eight are receiving intensive care.

A high number of people in the 20-29 age group are still testing positive, and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz believes younger people aren’t taking the virus as seriously as older people.

Monday, July 27

Erie County is now reporting 8,161 cases of COVID-19. The death toll remains at 663.

Saturday, July 25

The total cases in Erie County are now 8,130. On Thursday, 47 new cases were confirmed for a daily positivity rate of 1.4 percent.

Friday, July 24

Erie County now reports 8,082 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll remains at 663.

Wednesday, July 22

Erie County now reports 8,005 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll remains at 663.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says people in their 20s are testing positive at a higher rate than all other age groups combined.

Tuesday, July 21

Erie County now reports 7,945 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll remains at 657.

Saturday, July 18

Erie County is now reporting 7,940 positive cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations in New York have dropped to their lowest number since March 18.

Friday, July 17

The number of positive cases has risen to 7,889 and the death toll is now 657. On Thursday, 57 new cases were confirmed for a daily positivity rate of 1.7 percent.

Tuesday, July 14

The number of positive cases has risen to 7,743 and the death toll is now 652.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced on Twitter this evening for July 13, the Erie County Department of Health received 2,632 COVID-19 test results.

He says 65 new cases were confirmed for a daily positivity rate of 2.46%.

Six more deaths were reported, some dating back to last Friday.

Sunday, July 12

Erie County is reporting 29 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total count to 7,652. This information is from the latest round of tests from Saturday, July 11. The number of deaths remains unchanged.

Friday, July 10

The Erie County Health Department is reporting a total of 7,624 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Friday.

Wednesday, July 8

Cases: 7,466

Deaths: 642

Nearly half of the new cases were diagnosed in Buffalo residents.

43 percent of new cases were found in people in their 20s and 30s. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says this is because people have been traveling and going to large gatherings.

Dr. Burstein urged people to wear a mask, stay socially distant and wash their hands.

Wednesday, July 1

Erie County is reporting a total of 7,192 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 637 deaths.

In terms of testing, younger age groups are testing positive at a higher percentage than older age groups. 40 percent of positive cases were found in people ages 20-39.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says 93 percent of county residents haven’t been exposed to the virus.

The mortality rate has gone down in recent weeks, compared to earlier in the year.

Tuesday, June 30

Erie County is reporting a total of 7,148 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 636 deaths.

Wednesday, June 24

Erie County is reporting a total of 6,967 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 634 deaths.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he’s concerned about an increase in cases in younger people over the last few weeks. This includes children and infants.

At the same time, the amount of new cases in older residents is dropping.

Most of the county is still at risk of getting COVID-19, Poloncarz says. Since 93 percent of county residents haven’t contracted the virus, it’s still important to wear a mask, he says.

Monday, June 22

Erie County is reporting a total of 6,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Nine more deaths have been confirmed, bringing the county’s total number of coronavirus deaths to 632.

Sunday, June 21

Erie County is now reporting a total of 6,914 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Saturday, June 20

The total number of cases in Erie County is now 6,892. The death toll is now 623.

Thursday, June 18

As of Thursday, the total case count for Erie County since the start of the coronavirus outbreak is now 6,821. The death count is now 621.

Tuesday, June 16

ERIE COUNTY, (WIVB)–Another six people have died in Erie County due to coronavirus Tuesday.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz confirmed the deaths and an additional 22 confirmed cases since Monday in a tweet. The county’s total case count is now 6,749.

Monday, June 15

No new deaths have been reported, but Erie County now has 6,699 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Friday, June 12

Erie County has 6,620 total COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening. Four additional COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed, and the total death count is now 591.

Thursday, June 11

Erie County is now reporting 6,562 total cases of COVID-19. One more person has died, bringing the death toll to 581.

Wednesday, June 10

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, an additional 53 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the Erie County Department of Health, bringing the total to 6,543, according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

He says 3,864 nasal swab tests were done during that time, resulting in a very low positive rate of 1.4%.

County officials also say the death toll is now 580.

Monday, June 8

Erie County is now reporting 6,458 cases of COVID-19. The number of deaths has not changed since Saturday’s report.

Like Niagara County, Erie did not see a spike in cases two weeks after the Memorial Day weekend.

Of the more than 55,000 antibody tests performed in Erie County, 7.1 percent have come back positive.

Saturday, June 6

Erie County is now reporting an additional 61 cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 6,397. The county is now reporting that 560 residents have died from the virus.

Friday, June 5

According to County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Erie County is reporting there are 6,289 positive coronavirus cases.

In total, 556 people have died from the virus.

68,767 people have received diagnostic testing in Erie County and there have been 51,985 antibody tests.

Monday, June 1

Erie County is now reporting another 14 deaths from COVID-19 since Friday bringing the county’s death total to 538.

Additionally, the total number of cases are now at 6,118.

Leaders say nearly 6,500 people have been tested for antibodies in Erie County, and 7.5 percent of those tests came back positive.

With western New York expected to begin Phase Two of the reopening schedule on Tuesday, barber shops and salons can get free face shields here.

Sunday, May 31

Erie County’s total COVID-19 case count is 6,065 as of Sunday evening. The death toll is still at 524 and won’t be updated until Monday .

Saturday, May 30

Erie County is reporting an additional eight deaths from coronavirus since Friday, bringing the county’s death toll to 524.

A total of 5,959 cases of the virus have been confirmed according to the county’s COVID-19 map.

Friday, May 29

5,891 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. As of Friday morning, 516 people have died.

Thursday, May 28

5,830 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. As of Thursday, 512 people have died.

Tuesday, May 26

Erie County is reporting an additional 94 confirmed cases of coronavirus bringing the county’s total to 5,784.

An additional 24 people have died from the virus since Friday, raising the number of deaths to 504.

UPDATE: As of 3:16 P.M. Monday, Erie County is reporting a total of 5,690 cases of coronavirus. No additional deaths have been reported.

Monday, May 25

An additional 95 cases of coronavirus are being reported in Erie County according to the county’s COVID-19 map, bringing the total count to 5,639.

A total of 43,929 swab tests have been performed. The number of deaths remains unchanged since Friday at 480.

Saturday, May 23

Erie County is now reporting a total of 5,544 cases of coronavirus according to the county’s COVID-19 map. The number of deaths stands unchanged since Friday at 480.

Friday, May 22

Erie County now has a total of 5,465 cases of COVID-19, after another 152 tests were confirmed on Friday. There have been eight more deaths, bringing the county’s total to 480.

Thursday, May 21

The Erie County Department of Health is reporting another 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional 13 deaths from the virus.

Countywide, the total number of cases are now 5,313 and the death count is now up to 472.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the majority of the 13 new deaths occurred in nursing homes.

Wednesday, May 20 (7:45 p.m.)

Another four Erie County residents have died due to coronavirus according to county executive Mark Poloncarz.

A total of 459 people in the county have died. Another 177 people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 5,231.

Wednesday, May 20 (7:45 a.m.)

Erie County is now reporting 5,054 cases of COVID-19. The death toll has risen to 455.

Tuesday, May 19 (8:20 a.m.)

Erie County is now reporting 5,009 cases of coronavirus and 449 deaths.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz reports a slight uptick in hospitalizations in WNY on May 17.

A total of eight, seven of which were in Erie County, Poloncarz says.

New admissions exceeded discharges by seven, however, he says there were no deaths in Erie County hospitals on May 17.

Monday, May 18 (2:30 p.m.)

Erie County is now reporting 4,982 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The death toll has also risen, reaching 421 as of Monday afternoon.

So far, 32,028 tests for the virus have been given in Erie County.

More than 26,000 people have been tested for antibodies. 7.7 percent of them showed that they had developed the antibodies.

100,000 antibody tests are currently available in Erie County. To schedule an appointment, call (716) 858-2929.

Hospitalizations in the county are decreasing. Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says the amount of hospital patients with COVID-19 in the county dropped from 257 to 189 over two weeks.

As of Monday afternoon, the number of people who are hospitalized is 172.

Saturday, May 16 (9:19 p.m.)

Erie County is now reporting 4,906 confirmed cases of coronavirus. This is according to the county’s COVID-19 map. The death toll stands at 420.

Saturday, May 16 (9:07 a.m.)

Erie County Mark Poloncarz says Erie County has a total of  4,820 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 420 deaths.

Friday, May 15 (11:30 a.m.)

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says with testing increasing dramatically, so have the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county.

Out of the 28,663 residents tested, 4,732 are positive cases of COVID.

There are also 11 new deaths to report bringing that number to 411.

Poloncarz says 41% of the positive people live in Buffalo, and 59% live elsewhere in Erie County.

On Friday afternoon, Poloncarz issued an emergency order that says all people inside Erie County-owned or operated facilities, if medically able, must wear face masks if social distance cannot be maintained.

Wednesday, May 13 (Noon)

According to the Erie County COVID Map, the total number of positive cases in the county has risen to 4,579.

There are also 13 more deaths to report, bringing the total to 400.

County officials are scheduled to hold a COVID update at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 11 (8:00 p.m.)

There have been 30 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Erie County, county executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted on Monday evening. The deaths include deaths reported over the weekend.

Monday, May 11

The Erie County Department of Health is reporting, out of the 26,783 people tested in the county, there are 4,484 confirmed COVID, a confirmed positive rate of 18.7%.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says, from May 3 to May 9, the positive test rate dropped to 12.1%.

According to the county executive, 1,547 people out of the 19,845 antibody tests completed tested positive for a 7.8% rate.

The current overall percentage positivity rate of 18.7% of diagnostic testing is based on the number of total positive nasal swab test results divided by the total specimen tests reported to Erie County, the Department of Health says.

Officials tell us this is raw data very similar to how the state COVID-19 tracker data is shown.

The confirmed cases reported will always be slightly less than the total number of positive specimens for many reasons, officials say.

That includes still investigating cases, some positives were for residents of other counties, or some people had multiple specimens tested on the same day, according to the county.

Although the amount of deaths hasn’t increased in the last couple days, Poloncarz says he was made aware of someone dying recently, so he knows that number will increase in the near future.

Saturday, May 9

Erie County is reporting a total of 4,333 cases of COVID -19 according to the county’s coronavirus map.

The death toll is now 357, up 11 from Friday.

24,488 people have been tested.

Friday, May 8

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says there are now 4,161 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. The death toll is now 346.

23,471 people have been tested.

Wednesday, May 6

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says of the 20,734 people who have been tested for COVID-19 in the county, 3,939 have now tested positive for the virus.

In a tweet Wednesday, Poloncarz also shared the news of 15 additional deaths as a result of the illness, bringing the total deaths to 323.

222 are currently hospitalized. On Saturday, that number was 240.

On Wednesday, Poloncarz additionally announced that anyone in Erie County who believes they were exposed to the virus can get tested. Previously, testing was only permitted for people who were symptomatic.

Call (716) 858-2929 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, May 4

There are now 3,749 confirmed coronavirus cases in Erie County, according to the county’s COVID-19 map. An additional 25 people have died from the virus bringing the county’s death total to 308.

ORIGINAL: As of Friday night, 3,472 people total have tested positive for COVID-19 in Erie County and 283 people have died.

More than 17,000 people in the county have been tested.

There has been a slight uptick in hospitalizations in the county recently, county leaders said during a Friday afternoon press conference. However, Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said that the county is still well within capacity for both general and ICU units.

For the past week, hospital admissions in the county exceeded discharges- 191 vs. 173, respectively.

The majority of people being hospitalized are 55 and older.

The age group with the largest percentage of mortality is 80 and up, making up 51.9 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Dr. Burstein said the county wants to test anyone who is symptomatic regardless of where they work or live. Call (716)858-2929 if you’re symptomatic.

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