Niagara County COVID-19 cases surpasses 100

103 confirmed cases in Niagara County

Mike Baggerman
April 03, 2020 - 10:59 am

Main Street Niagara Falls. June 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara County has confirmed 103 cases of coronavirus.

There have been no reports of any deaths in Niagara County. However, 15 people are in the hospital. There are 16 people who have recovered from coronavirus.

There are 100 people who remain in quarantine.

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The City of Niagara Falls has 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus while the Town of Wheatfield has the second most in Niagara County at 24.

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed an executive order which will take unused ventilators from hospitals in Upstate New York for use downstate. Wydysh said the executive order was "very concerning" because she wants to see Cuomo's plan to assure that there will be ventilators once Western New York reaches its peak.

"We understand, right now, that there are residents downstate in need and those lives are very valuable," Wydysh said. "We understand if we have ventilators that are not currently being used, it can be utilized to save a life and we certainly want to do that. However, we've heard the govenor say day in and day out that it's impossible to tell exactly when that surge or peak is going to happen in your community. He has models that he uses and still doesn't know that exact time it will hit, just as we do here."

She also questioned what good buying the ventilators will be for Niagara County if they can't buy any ventilators themselves.

"No amount of money you can give us for a ventilator you've borrowed is going to bring back a life that is lost here in Western New York," Wydysh said.

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