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Erie County reports drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations for third day in a row

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Posted at 3:09 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 15:09:11-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County saw its highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations on April 27, the data for the following three days shows the number has decreased each day.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz made the announcement on Twitter Saturday afternoon, stating COVID-19 hospitalizations and the amount of ICU patients in the county has decreased for a third day in a row.

On April 27 there were 258 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the county, 116 were in ICU and 74 had an airway assist.

The newest report which provides data for April 30 shows people hospitalized due to COVID-19 dropped to 242.

On April 27 hospital admissions also outpaced discharges, the newest data shows that trend has evened out and for April 30 discharges outpaced admissions.

The New York PAUSE executive order is in place until at least May 15, Governor Cuomo has said a region may reopen if it sees a two-week decline in COVID-19 hospitalization rate.