BUFFALO, N.Y. — According to new data released by the state Health Department, there are 96 people hospitalized with coronavirus in Western New York as of Wednesday, the lowest number of hospitalizations since March 29.
There were 54 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday out of 4,223 tests administered. The percent of tests that came back positive Wednesday was 1.3%. The majority of the new cases, 43, were from Erie County, seven of them are in Niagara,two in Cattaraugus and one in both Allegany and Chautauqua counties.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 6,562 confirmed coronavirus cases in Erie County, 581 people in the county have died. According to the county's COVID-19 tracking map 85,120, tests have been administered in total, which is a 7.7% rate.