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May 20 COVID-19 Update

Author: Health Admin/Wednesday, May 20, 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 five Niagara County residents.  We extend our deepest sympathies to their family and friends:

  • A 71 year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A 75 year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • An 89 year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A 70 year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • A 75 year-old male with underlying health conditions 

    The rest of the update is as follows:
  • 22 positive cases
  • Total of 918 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 293 active cases (277 isolating at home, 16 in hospital)
  • 568 recovered
  • 57 deaths
  • 7,645 people tested (source:


                Quarantines, unlike isolations, are for people who are well and not showing symptoms, but may have been exposed to the virus.  Right now, 228 people are in quarantine and 703 have completed quarantine.


The Niagara County heat map that breaks the positive cases down by municipality can be found here:


            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    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:


                LCTV has directed media to use this address:  LCTV LINK 2pm 5/20 -


LCTV YouTube Channel (Live events show up at the top of the page):


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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