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COVID-19 updates for Western New York counties on May 20

The most recent information regarding COVID-19 in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee, Orleans and Allegany counties.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Erie County is the largest county in the state's Western Region, which includes Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. 

On Wednesday the Erie County Department of Health's coronavirus tracking map showed that there are now 5,231 cases of COVID-19 within the county. The county's map also reported four new deaths, bringing the total to 459.

The map's Wednesday evening update showed an increase of 177 new cases since its previous update in the morning. The Health Department said it has conducted 32,873 coronavirus tests so far, for a rate of 15.4 percent positive. 

The county has also conducted 27,161 antibody tests. Just 7.6 percent of those people tested had the COVID-19 antibodies present in their system. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says this means 92.4 percent of Erie County residents have not contracted the virus.

The majority of the confirmed cases in the county are in the city of Buffalo, where 2,082 people have tested positive.

On May 18, 182 individuals were admitted to Erie County Hospitals for COVID-19, 45 individuals were in the ICU, 33 of which had an airway assist.

Niagara County

On Wednesday the Niagara County Health Department's coronavirus tracking map reported five new COVID-19 related deaths since Monday bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 57.

The five people who died are a 71-year-old female, a 75-year-old female, an 89-year-old female, a 70-year-old male and a 75-year-old male. All had underlying health conditions. 

The map also showed that there are now 22 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 918. There are currently 293 active cases. 

Officials said there are 277 people isolating at home, while 16 are hospitalized. A total of 568 residents have recovered from coronavirus in the county. 

The health department said they have conducted 7,645 tests as of Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

At this time, Chautauqua County has 57 confirmed cases of coronavirus. There are currently 16 active cases. Four residents have died and 37 residents have recovered from COVID-19.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 202 cases are under quarantine and isolation orders by the public health director. 

Chautauqua County reports 1,894 negative test results to date.

Cattaraugus County

The Cattaraugus County Health Department did not report any new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. The county currently has 53 confirmed cases. 

The Cattaraugus County's COVID-19 tracking map shows that 15 cases are currently active. 

Overall, there have been two deaths, 36 recoveries, 50 people who are now under quarantine/isolation orders, and 2,154 negative test results out of 2,533 tests.

Allegany County

As of Wednesday afternoon, Allegany County has one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 44. Overall, there has been one death, 36 recoveries, and 25 people who are now under quarantine/isolation orders. A total of 603 people have been released from quarantine/isolation out of 628.

Wyoming County 

The Wyoming County Health Department did not report any new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. The county currently has 76 positive cases of COVID-19.

Overall, there have been five deaths and 63 recoveries. Currently eight residents are in mandatory isolation and 14 are in mandatory quarantine.

The county reports 1,279 negative test results as of Monday.

Genesee County

The county reported four new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 177. At this time, four people have died and 108 people have recovered.

As of Wednesday, 14 residents are under mandatory isolation orders, and 42 people are in mandatory quarantine. The county reports 2,173 negative test results. There are 14 active cases.

Orleans County

The county reported two new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 171. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments report 23 residents have died and 56 residents have recovered.

As of Wednesday, 19 residents are in mandatory isolation, while 77 people are in mandatory quarantine. The county reports 1,288 tests have come back negative. There are 19 active cases.

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