Confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpass 1,000 in Western New York: 1,248 cases as of Sunday, April 5

Posted at 8:47 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 16:17:02-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Saturday, April 4th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the eight counties of Western New York surpassed 1,000. As of Sunday, there are now 1,248 positive COVID-19 tests in the region.

The majority of those cases are in Erie County, with the county map reporting 1,057 on Sunday afternoon.

The coronavirus was first confirmed to be in Western New York when Erie County reported three positive tests for the virus on Saturday, March 14. The next day, the number of cases rose the seven. Since then, cases have appeared in all eight counties. On March 27th, Cattaraugus County became the last WNY county with a positive test for COVID-19. On that date, there were 245 cases in Erie County.

Statewide, there are more than 122,000 cases of COVID-19.

Click the county to view up-to-date COVID-19 data:

Erie Genesee
Wyoming Cattauraugus
Orleans Allegany