Niagara County Update Today, May 15, 2020

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

We regretfully report the death of two Niagara County residents.  We extend our deepest sympathies to their family and friends:

  • An 86-year-old male with underlying health conditions
  • An 89-year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A 90-year-old female with underlying health conditions
  • A 95-year-old female with underlying health conditions

The rest of the update is as follows:

  • 30 new positive cases
  • Total of 796 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)
  • 299 active cases (279 isolating at home, 20 in hospital)
  • 447 recovered
  • 50 deaths
  • 6,311 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/

NOTE: Quarantines, unlike isolations, are for people who are well and not showing symptoms but may have been exposed to the virus.  Right now, 183 people are in quarantine and 645 have completed quarantine.