Niagara County Update Today, May 20, 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 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: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.

Note: 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.