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6,187 COVID-19 cases reported in Erie County; hospitalizations continue to decrease

The City of Buffalo has the highest amount of confirmed cases, having 2,710 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday.

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reported Tuesday evening that 69 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. Since the start of the outbreak, there have been 6,187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The City of Buffalo has the highest amount of confirmed cases, having 2,710 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. 

Poloncarz also reports that seven people have recently died from COVID-19. At this time, 545 people have died from coronavirus in Erie County.

On Monday, 122 people were admitted to Erie County hospitals for COVID-19. Of those individuals, 27 were in the ICU and 17 had an airway assist.

The hospitalization rate in Western New York and Erie County continues to decline, according to Poloncarz. He added that ICU patients and those with airway assists have remained fairly stable. However, there was an increase of six hospital deaths on Sunday and one on Monday.

Poloncarz says hospital discharges have exceeded admissions over the past five days.

The Western New York Region officially entered Phase 2 of New York State's reopening plan on Tuesday.

Anyone looking to have an antibody test must schedule an appointment by phone. Walk-ins will not be tested. You do not need a lab order or doctor referral to get the antibody test. You can schedule a test by calling (716) 858-2929.

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