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14 positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh says there are two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Wednesday.

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — There are two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Niagara County as of Wednesday afternoon. 

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh says there have been 14 positives cases of coronavirus to date in the county. Thirteen of those individuals are currently in isolation

However, one person has recovered and is said to be doing well.

Wydysh says the first new case is a 62-year-old female in the Town of Pendleton, who is isolating at home. The second new case is a 59-year-old female in North Tonawanda, who is also isolating at home.

Niagara County currently has 67 individuals in quarantine. Wydysh added that 32 individuals have been released from quarantine.

The county says it is still waiting on two pending test results.

Wydysh also gave an update on Niagara County services on Wednesday. 

Wydysh says the Niagara County Clerk's Office is officially closed to public access, this includes attorneys and title companies who are doing real estate closings. The land record department will still record documents.

However, these documents must be submitted via eRecord or sent to the Niagara County Clerk's Office via UPS, USPS or FedEx.

Niagara County is also working to push its county tax deadline back 30 days to help those who are having financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. This would push the county tax deadline from April 1 to May 1.

The county says if the county is in a similar position in 30 days, they will re-evaluate and consider pushing the deadline back even further.

You can watch the full update from Niagara County below.

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