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COVID-19 cases in Erie County top 6,000

At this time there are 6,065 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County.
Credit: Erie County Department of Health

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 in Erie County on Sunday. There are now 6,065 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The City of Buffalo still has the highest amount of cases, with 2,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Poloncarz says the county does not have an update on recent deaths at this time, and won't until Monday. As of Saturday, the Erie County Department of Health reports 524 coronavirus-related deaths in Erie County, which increased eight since Friday.

So far, 51,840 diagnostic tests have been conducted for an 11.4 percent positive rate. Meanwhile, 43,832 antibody tests have been conducted, with a 7.5 percent positive rate.

As of May 27, 146 individuals were admitted to Erie County hospitals for COVID-19; 27 of which were in the ICU and 16 of those people in the ICU had an airway assist. 

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