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COVID-19 updates for Western New York counties for May 27

The current COVID-19 data in Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As of Wednesday, there are now 162 total hospitalizations in the Western New York region. That's down one from Monday.

Out of the more than 2,200 number of tests Tuesday, there were 67 positives for a rate of 3 percent positive. The region now has 19 consecutive days in single digits for percent positive.

Western New York is comprised of eight counties: Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

As of Wednesday, May 27: 

Erie County

The Erie County COVID-19 tracking map was updated Wednesday evening to show eight new coronavirus-related deaths. At this time, 512 people have died from COVID-19 in Erie County.

As of Wednesday evening, there are now 5,830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says there are currently 149 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the county. Twenty six patients are in the ICU, with 15 needing an airway assist.

The Erie County Department of Health reports that 47,870 residents have been tested thus far. Currently there is a 12.1 percent positivity rate. At this time, 41,362 antibody tests have been taken for a total rate of 7.6 percent.

Niagara County

On Wednesday the Niagara County Health Department's coronavirus tracking map reported four new COVID-19 related deaths, the total in the county now stands at 63.

The four people who died were a 75-year-old female, a 94-year-old female, a 66-year-old female and a 89-year-old male. All of them had underlying health conditions, according to Niagara County. 

The map also showed that there are currently 16 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,020. 

There are now 301 active cases and that 656 residents have recovered from coronavirus in the county.

Cattaraugus County

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reports 63 confirmed cases. Three people have died.

The Cattaraugus County's COVID-19 tracking map shows that 16 cases are currently active, as of Wednesday.

There have been 44 recoveries, 80 people are now under quarantine/isolation orders, and 3,585 negative test results out of 3,908 tests.

Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County currently has 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19; 21 are active and one person is hospitalized. The county says that 52 people have recovered, and four people have died from COVID-19.

The Chautauqua County Public Health Director currently has 246 cases under quarantine or isolation orders due to showing symptoms, awaiting test results, or having risk factors.

Chautauqua reports having 2,595 negative test results to date. 

Allegany County

Allegany County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 45 in the county.

As of Wednesday, there has been one death, 42 recoveries, and six people who are under quarantine/isolation orders. A total of 636 people have been released from quarantine/isolation out of 642.

Wyoming County

The Wyoming County Health Department did not provide an update on Wednesday.

The health department reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 79. There are currently three active cases.

Overall, there have been five deaths and 71 recoveries. Currently three residents are in mandatory isolation and 24 are in mandatory quarantine.

At this time, 1,484 tests have been administered and 1,405 tests have come back negative.

Genesee County

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in Genesee County to 183.

As of Wednesday, four people have died and 119 people have recovered.

At this time, nine residents are under mandatory isolation orders, and 46 people are in mandatory quarantine. There are nine active cases, down two from Tuesday. The county reported 3,079 negative test results out of 3,262 tests. 

Orleans County

Orleans County reported one new case on Wednesday, reaching 209 positive cases in the county. 

No new deaths were reported. At this time, 33 people have died from COVID-19 in Orleans County.

As of Wednesday, 14 residents are in mandatory isolation, while 71 people are in mandatory quarantine. The county reported that 1,774 tests have come back negative out of 1,983 total.

At this time, 70 people have recovered.

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