Niagara County reports 130 coronavirus cases

27 new positive cases

Mike Baggerman
April 06, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara County is reporting 130 total coronavirus cases as of Monday morning.

The Niagara County Department of Health said there were 27 new positive cases and that 17 people are currently in the hospital. They also reported that 27 people have recovered and 86 people are isolated in their homes.

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Niagara County Health Director Dan Stapleton said they expect the increase to continue "for the foreseeable future".

Stapleton said it's difficult to compare what is happening in Niagara County and New York City regarding an apex or plateauing locally.

"We are starting to get soem testing kits available," Stapleton said. "We've ordered 1,500 and received 100. We continue to focus on those who need it the most."

Health care workers, first responders, and pregnant women are among those who will receive priority on testing.

Wydysh said Niagara County continues to monitor Governor Cuomo's executive order to require upstate hospitals to give up unused ventilators to New York City. Wydysh said no ventilators have been moved and that they have not seen a plan from the governor's office about the ventilators.

"We do feel pretty confident...there is no immediate plan to move supplies from our county," Niagara County Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh said.

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