Confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 380 in Erie County, new cases in Towns of Marilla and Colden

Erie County

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — March 28, 9:00 p.m.

There are 70 new cases of coronavirus in Erie County Saturday bringing the total to 380.

This was confirmed via Twitter by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz .

Poloncarz also confirmed the first cases in the Towns of Colden and Marilla.

March 28, 3:30 p.m.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz confirms 354 positive coronavirus cases.

Poloncarz reports that there are no new deaths at this time and 42 people in Erie County have recovered.

March 27, 8:40 p.m.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the Department of Health has learned of a 6th death related to coronavirus.

This time the individual was a woman in her 40s.

Poloncarz also says there are 89 new cases today, bringing the county total to 310.

He reports 27 individuals have recovered.

March 27, 2:15 p.m.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reports there are 24 new positive cases of coronavirus in the county today. The total has risen to 245.

Below is the information we received regarding the three most recent local deaths:

  • Female in her 70s
  • Male in his 70s
  • Male in his 80s

March 26, 6:30 p.m.

According to the Erie County map, there are now 221 positive cases in the county with 200 active cases and nine people who have recovered.

Health officials are reporting the majority of cases remain in Buffalo (76) and Amherst (53).

March 25

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the state secured Erie County 600 additional COVID-19 tests that will hopefully last them several days.

Poloncarz says the vast majority remain in Buffalo (48) and Amherst (40), and Clarence after that with eight cases.

There have also been two deaths related to the coronavirus in the county.

News 4 has confirmed there’s a drive-thru testing site outside an Amherst maintenance building off Maple Road.

UPDATE: Erie County’s latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases grows to 122.

The day began with 96, then 101, then 107, then 114. On Wednesday morning, that number rose to 122.

The county is still seeing its biggest growth in Amherst and Buffalo.

ORIGINAL: In discussing Erie County’s 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Tuesday misconceptions abound – specifically pointing to the age group which contains the most positive cases.

“You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” said Poloncarz, D-Erie County. Poloncarz said that 25 of the cases were people in their 30s.

“Just because you’re young of age does not mean you’re immune.”

Poloncarz said the town of Concord and village of Springville now have cases, and “You should assume COVID-19 is in the community everywhere.”

In addition, Poloncarz said all the new cases are the result of community spread.

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