NYS: 114 cases of COVID-19 in Erie County

Erie County

UPDATE (2:39 p.m. March 24) — Erie County now has 114 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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UPDATE (10:52 a.m. March 24) – The Erie County Department of Health confirms five new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 101 cases in Erie County.

UPDATE (7:27 p.m. March 23) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says there are now 96 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — With 87 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, government and health officials said Monday to assume its prevalent in your community.

Dr. Gale Burstein said if you have traveled in your community, you should assume you were somewhere with a possibility that you were exposed to coronavirus.

As of Monday afternoon, 171 tests are pending at the county’s public health lab.

There is a shortage of personal protective equipment in Erie County, like many places across the state. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he placed an order for 400,000 approved N95 face masks from a supplier, with a shipping date 10 days out. The cost he said was $1.2 million, or 3 dollars per mask.

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