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Niagara County confirms 5 new Covid-19 cases; one has already recovered

Niagara County confirmed five new cases of the Covid-19 virus Thursday.

But one of those infected, a 42-year-old woman who had been isolated in her North Tonawanda home, had already recovered by the time test results were received, said county Public Information Officer Kevin D. Schuler.

The new cases brought the total confirmed in the county to 19.

The other active cases include three hospitalized men: a 73-year-old from Newfane, a 66-year-old from the City of Lockport and a 50-year-old from the Town of Lockport.

Also confirmed with the virus is a 37-year-old Wheatfield woman, who is isolated in her home.

The county Health Department posted a new map showing the cases by municipality, which showed some changes from previous reporting.

For instance, three patients who were announced last week as being from the Town of Niagara actually live in Wheatfield, Schuler said.

Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said the county was relying on ZIP codes to announce the location of prior cases, but that sometimes produced inaccurate statements when the actual home addresses were plotted.

The correct totals now include four cases each in North Tonawanda, Wheatfield and the Town of Lockport; two each in Niagara Falls and Pendleton; one each in Newfane, Lewiston and the City of Lockport.

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