Coronavirus cases in Erie County now reach 20

Posted at 8:50 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 09:38:20-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County health officials announced Tuesday night that nine more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Erie County Department of Health, from results received as of close of business on March 17, nine new cases were confirmed. The total number of cases confirmed for the day is now 13.

The individuals include:

  • female, 60s
  • female, 20s
  • male, 60s
  • female, 30s
  • female, 70s
  • male, 50s
  • female, 40s
  • male, 60s
  • female, late teens

Health officials report the individuals confirmed positive on Tuesday reside in the following areas: two in the Town of Hamburg, one of those is in the Village of Blasdell; four in the Town of Amherst, three of those in the Village of Williamsville; Clarence; Aurora (Village of East Aurora); Holland.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Erie County coronavirus hotline at 716-858-2929.

Dr. Burstein asks anyone who might have come in contact with an infected individual monitor themselves for 14 days after the exposure.

A state of emergency for the county was declared on Sunday. All schools in Erie County will be closed until at least April 20th.