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COVID-19 cases rise to 428 in Niagara County; one new death brings total to 22

On Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Department of Health's coronavirus tracking map showed 18 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 428.

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — On Tuesday, the Niagara County Department of Health's COVID-19 tracking map showed one new  COVID-19 related death, bringing the total number of deaths to 22.

The county said individual that passed away was a 70 year-old male with underlying health conditions.

The county also announced 18 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 428 in the county. 

Niagara County said there are 207 active cases of COVID-19. There are 188 people isolating at home and 19 isolating at a hospital. So far, 199 people have recovered from the virus. Niagara County said they've conducted 2171 total tests as of Tuesday morning. 

Niagara County will hold a briefing at 2pm today.  You can watch it LIVE here:

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Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

Help stop the spread of coronavirus 

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, hot your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.

Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

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