ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted Friday that newly-released COVID-19 numbers show a "troubling trend" in the county.
Poloncarz gets a full report on hospital admissions for each hospital every day. He merged the numbers from the past three days into a chart, and observed that from Tuesday to Thursday, hospital admissions more than doubled from 19 to 49 cases, and the number of people in ICU beds tripled, from 7 to 20.
At end of each day I get a full report on each hospital's admissions for #COVID19. I merged the final numbers into one chart for the last three days, which shows a troubling trend: from Tuesday to Thursday, CV-19 admissions more than doubled (19-49), and ICU beds tripled (7-20). pic.twitter.com/yQsoGABSyo— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) March 27, 2020
There are 221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County as of Friday morning, and five people have died as a result of the virus. Poloncarz also tweeted that the virus is likely "everywhere" across Erie County. He went on to ask people to stay home to help stop the spread.