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Three of every four Erie County residents dying from Covid-19 are over 70

The Covid-19 virus is killing people of all ages but the large majority of people dying in Erie County are over the age of 70.

Of the 22 county residents who has died from the virus as of Friday, 16 were 70 or older and 10 0f those 16 were over the age of 80, according to new data from the county Department of Health.

The youngest victim was a woman in her 30s.

The county continues to document where new Covid-19 cases are popping up and what municipalities have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

As of Monday night, Buffalo continues to see more cases – 458 – than any other city, town or village, with Amherst a distant second at 160 cases.

The city's other first-string suburbs are also seeing dozens of cases, including 85 in Cheektowaga, 82 in the Town of Tonawanda and 74 in Hamburg.

With the region's "snowbirds" returning from Florida and other warm climates, the county advised them, many of whom are elderly with chronic medical conditions, to stay at home and do only essential errands once they arrive.

County officials also advised them to develop a plan in the event they or someone in their household becomes ill with Covid-19.

In the area of testing, the county announced a substantial increase in the number of people undergoing tests for Covid-19.

As of Monday, 4,475 people had been tested, an increase of 549 from the day before, according to state health department records.

Erie County's map of where Covid-19 cases are

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