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Three new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Niagara County

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 17:31:35-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Niagara County.

Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton said the cases were confirmed in Niagara Falls, Lewiston and Porter.

No specifics were given but director Stapleton said the individuals are:

• An 83 year-old man who tested positive at Mount St. Mary’s who has underlying health complications and is currently in a local health care facility.

• A 62 year-old man who tested positive at a Kaleida facility, who does not have any apparent underlying health complications and is currently isolating at home.

• A 62 year-old female, who tested positive at a Kaleida facility. It is unknown at this time about any underlying health condition. She is isolating at home.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Niagara County to four.

Early Thursday morning, Niagara County officials reported the initial case-- a 42-year-old woman-- started showing signs of coronavirus on March 8. They say she self-isolated and did not have any community contact, except with family.

The Niagara County Department of Health says as of Thursday evening there are 42 individuals in quarantine and four in isolation, including the three new positives listed above. The department is still waiting on five pending test results.