Sixteen Erie County residents died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, County Executive Mark Poloncarz reported Saturday afternoon.
That brings the total number of deaths from the coronavirus to 131. One day earlier, the county reported eight new deaths from the virus.
Poloncarz also reported 2,127 confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, up from 2,023 the day before.
Labs in the county have performed 8,020 tests for the virus.
Women make up 55% of confirmed coronavirus cases and the age group that has the largest number of cases is 50-59, accounting for 17% of the total.
For those who think we are past this, we are not: unfortunately I have to report another sixteen (16) deaths in the past 24 hours of Erie Co. residents from #COVID19. There are now 131 total deaths. The map will be updated shortly. My sympathies to all who have lost a loved one. pic.twitter.com/veWHfbVg9j
— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) April 18, 2020