UPDATE (2:39 p.m. March 24) — Erie County now has 114 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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.
Our @ECDOH reports five (5) new positive cases of #COVIDー19 in Erie County, as well as general statistical data related to gender and ages of those with the illness. As you can see, most people who are confirmed to have it are younger than 60, and 58% are male, 42% female. pic.twitter.com/bpd4UoSpjh— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) March 24, 2020
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.