Four more deaths attributed to the Covid-19 virus were announced Wednesday by the Niagara County Health Department, bringing the county's official total to nine.
The latest victims include a 31-year-old man with no underlying health conditions, the youngest virus fatality so far in the county. The state Health Department website says that only 2% of the nearly 11,000 New Yorkers who have died from the virus have been under age 40, as of Wednesday.
Other Niagara County deaths announced included two 92-year-olds, one man and one woman, and an 80-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.
The county also posted 13 more confirmed cases on its online map, bringing the total to 229 since the outbreak began. Twenty-five of those patients are currently in hospitals, 96 are isolated at home, and 99 have recovered.
Five of the day's new cases are from Niagara Falls, bringing the city total to 61. There were two new cases in North Tonawanda, whose total is now 25, and three new cases in Lewiston, making a total of 13. One new case each was reported in the City of Lockport, whose total reached 20, and in the towns of Niagara and Newfane.
Niagara County said 158 people are currently in quarantine, and 231 have successfully completed quarantine. So far, 973 Niagara County residents have been tested for the Covid-19 virus.