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After announcing the latest reported COVID-19 statistics as gathered by county health officials, Niagara County Legislature Chair Becky Wydysh also noted that additional test sites are opening in the City of Niagara Falls, where a majority of coronavirus cases have been positively identified.

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A Lockport man who works as a cook at the Niagara County Jail has been arrested for promoting prison contraband.

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Niagara County Legislature Chair Becky Wydysh opened her coronavirus briefing Tuesday with a sad reminder of how many people are dying of COVID-19, calling it "the worst day yet."

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Niagara County wants to be ready when the quarantine is lifted, industry starts up and tourism begins to recover from the lockdown. The county is gearing up ReStart Niagara, ReThink Niagara and ReConfigure Niagara.

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Niagara County will be getting a major testing station Wednesday, with the state Health Department establishing a drive-thru operation on the grounds of Niagara County Community College.

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As the need for more COVID-19 testing has become apparent as a key to reopening New York, more and more test kits are becoming available and the new antibody tests are giving a wider picture of how many people have been exposed to the virus.

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Another person has died from COVID-19 in Niagara County and there are 32 new positive tests, said Legislature Chair Becky Wydysh in her Thursday briefing.

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Catholic Health has joined with some of its fellow healthcare providers in announcing job furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Niagara County is reporting another death from COVID-19, bringing the total to 17 as of Tuesday. There are also eight more cases, bringing the county total to 287.

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A major piece of the healthcare picture began to change Tuesday, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted the ban on elective surgeries in some sections of New York. One of those areas is Niagara County. They are not allowed in Erie County yet.

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Niagara County is reopening many of its recreational facilities, with restrictions. That includes campgrounds, marinas and the county golf course.

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Niagara County is not only battling COVID-19, it is battling to keep up with rule changes that come down from the state.

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When announcing the latest numbers during her daily COVID-19 update, Niagara County Legislature Chair Becky Wydysh pointed out that one of the four deaths within the past 24 hours is a reminder that no one is immune from the "dangerous" virus.

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Niagara County officials reported no new Coronavirus deaths Tuesday. But during a daily television update, they did admit there are discrepancies in numbers, including nursing home fatalities as reported by the state.

Eleven new cases and the death of a coronavirus patient were reported Monday afternoon by Niagara County officials, as that county's total number of known COVID-19 positive tests increased to 205 people.

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Niagara County's death toll increased to four as officials announced Thursday three more people have died as the result of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 toll continues to rise in Niagara County, with the Wednesday total hitting 155 cases.

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Niagara County officials report an uptick in domestic abuse cases, and they believe the stress brought on by living under the restrictions imposed under the COVID-19 pandemic are playing a part. The District Attorney is also reminding victims that even under the extraordinary circumstances, help has not gone away.

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Niagara County continues to rise, reaching 130 as of Monday. That is up 27 from Sunday, leaving 103 individuals in isolation and 27 people judged recovered.


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In just one day, Niagara County's number of known cases of COVID-19 jumped from 65 to 91. Officials reported 26 additional cases during their Thursday afternoon briefing.

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Niagara County officials reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 during a Wednesday afternoon briefing but stressed that they expect the county's overall tally would be higher if they could conduct more testing.

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The spread of COVID-19 in Niagara County serves as an another example of the impact of the virus.

The Niagara County Clerk's office is fully closed as of Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

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Officials in Niagara County say three more positive tests have come back, raising their known number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases to four as of late Thursday morning.

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Niagara County has released more details about its first reported case of COVID-19, a 42-year-old female residing in the western portion of the county.

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Niagara County has its first resident to test positive for COVID-19 as health officials express concern about their lack of testing capacity.

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Hours before Niagara County officials announced their first confirmed case of COVID-19, officials announced they had reached a short-term deal with Eastern Niagara Hospital to reopen a former satellite facility to house quarantined individuals if necessary.

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Niagara County officials say they have new DNA evidence that will finally close a murder case that has been open for nearly three decades.

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Law enforcement officials in Niagara County have announced the arrest of two men in connection with a shooting in Lewiston Sunday.

Police say a homeowner exchanged gunfire during a home invasion and one suspect was later found dead.

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