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July 6 COVID-19 Update

Author: Health Admin/Monday, July 6, 2020/Categories: Health

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 The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:

               

                We regretfully report the death of a 92 year-old female with underlying health conditions.  We send our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

 

                The rest of the update is as follows:

  • 34 new positive cases (since Thursday a.m.)
    Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said, “It’s important for the community to know that more than half of these cases since Thursday morning are tied to senior living facilities in Niagara County.  The state requires weekly testing of all staff of senior living facilities across New York State to find positive cases and contain the spread.”
     
  • Total of 1295 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 67 active cases  (67 isolating at home,  0 in hospital)
  • 1,138 recovered
  • 90 deaths (no change)
  • 36,218 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/)

               

The Niagara County heat map that breaks the positive cases down by municipality can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybgzmusw

 

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh will provide an update on COVID-19 today at 2 p.m.  The update will be live on LCTV and streamed at lctv.net.    This broadcast will then be available later in the day in LCTV’s on-demand library under “Niagara County Legislature” and on the county’s Facebook page. 

               

Information and resources relative to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at:  https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Public-Health-Preparedness/2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19

 

Data on nursing home fatalities is tracked by New York State.  That information can be found here:             https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/diseases/covid-19/fatalities_nursing_home_acf.pdf

 

                LCTV has directed media to use this address: 7/6 - https://youtu.be/fVRn9149Jos

                 

LCTV YouTube Channel (Live events show up at the top of the page): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cJE6FZmkojU4T0uEZLJEw

 

Local media are welcome to use this stream or capture any video/audio they would like from this broadcast to use as part of their newscasts.

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