440 total positive cases of COVID-19 in Niagara County, 23 deaths

Niagara County

(WIVB) – Wednesday, April 29

The Niagara County COVID map is now showing 440 total positive coronavirus cases.

There is also one more death to report, now raising the toll to 23.

According to the map, 211 people have recovered and there are currently 206 active cases.

Officials tell us the latest individual to die from COVID-19 is an 80-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

Wydysh announced Governor Cuomo gave Niagara County the OK to restart elective surgeries. 

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He says there are 86 current job openings on their site right now and mentioned some of them are paying pretty well. 

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Tuesday, April 28

According to the Niagara County COVID-19 Map, there are now 428 positive cases throughout the county with one additional death, bringing the total to 22.

The latest death was a man in his 70s with underlying health issues, officials say.

There are currently 207 active cases in Niagara County and 199 people have recovered, according to Niagara County officials.

Most of the confirmed cases in the county remains in the City of Niagara Falls with 115 people testing positive for COVID.

188 people are isolating at home and 19 people are in isolation at the hospital, according to county officials.

Officials tell us 2171 people have been tested.

Testing at NCCC will begin tomorrow. Officials say it is state run, not by the county.

Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh says she’s not aware of how long the drive-thru clinic will be open.

She says antibody pop-up testing did happen at the Wegmans on Military Road in the falls. That was also done by the state, Wydysh said.

Cloth masks are now offered to any business in the county that needs them.

Wydysh says businesses that reopen in the near future should reach out now.

To get masks email ncem@niagaracounty.com or call 716-438-3171.

Monday, April 27

Niagara County officials are reporting 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county today.

That brings the county total to 410 positive cases.

Officials tell News 4 there are 207 people in isolation, 187 at home and 20 in the hospital.

As of Monday, 182 people have recovered and 2076 people have been tested.

The death toll remains at 21.

While the county is not antibody testing at the moment, Public Health Director Dan Stapleton says they’ve done 400 diagnostic tests since Friday.

“Testing has never been so rampant and busy as it is now,” Stapleton added.

During Monday’s briefing, county officials say a drive-through testing site will open at NCCC with an appointment being needed.

Sunday, April 26

Niagara County is reporting 35 new cases of coronavirus since Friday. The county now has a total of 394 cases.

County officials say the death toll is unchanged and stands at 21. A total of 1,934 people have been tested.

The Niagara County case tracker map will be updated Monday morning. The county will release more details in its COVID-19 briefing Monday at 2 p.m.

Friday, April 24

Three more people in Niagara County have died from COVID-19, according to the county’s case tracker map.

The deceased are a 94-year-old man, a 76-year-old man, and a 70-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

Niagara County has a total of 359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon, up from 326 on Thursday.

So far, 175 people in the county have recovered. There are currently 163 active cases in the county.

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