Four additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Erie County, total now seven

Posted at 7:32 PM, Mar 15, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Department of Health announced Sunday evening there have been four additional positive COVID-19 cases in Erie County, bringing the total to seven.

Saturday the first confirmed COVID-19 in Erie County were announced, here is what we know about those cases.

The ECDOH released the following information on the four additional cases Sunday evening.

  • A male in his 30s, with recent travel from New York City
  • A female in her 30s, with recent travel out of state
  • A female in her 20s, with recent travel from New York City
  • A male in his 40s, with recent travel out of state

"As with other cases, ECDOH epidemiologists have notified these individuals and placed them in mandatory isolation. They are now working to identify the close contacts of these individuals and to place those close contacts in mandatory quarantine to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms," said ECDOH in a statement.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz declared a state of emergency for the county Sunday, all Erie County schools will be closed until April 20th.

Updated quarantine numbers for Erie County residents as of March 15 include: 67 open cases, 155 closed cases and 222 total individuals.

Below you can find multiple resources should you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.

  • Erie County Department of Health, COVID-19 Information Line: (716) 858-2929 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065