NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. —
The Niagara County Health Department confirms 12 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, July 10.
Of the 1,337 confirmed cases, 71 cases are active and 1,172 have recovered. Officials with the Health Department said 36,218 people have been tested so far.
Unfortunately, a 22-year-old woman, with no underlying health conditions, has died. The total number of Niagara County COVID-19 related deaths is 94.
County officials say that of the active cases, 70 people isolating at home. One person is hospitalized in Niagara County.
Anyone in Niagara County who is looking to get tested for COVID-19 at Niagara Community College must call the New York State hotline at 1-888-364-3065. Drive-thru testing is by appointment only.
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
The CDC also said it may be possible to spread COVID-19 by touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands. However, it's not believed to be the main way the virus is spread.
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.