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Niagara County announces two more Covid-19 deaths, 16 new cases

Niagara County announced two more deaths from the Covid-19 virus Wednesday, bringing the county Health Department's official count to 46 since the pandemic began.

The latest victims were two women, ages 73 and 86, both with underlying health conditions.

However, the state Health Department, which often receives death information faster than the county, listed Niagara County's death toll at 50.

The county Health Department also confirmed 16 new cases of the virus, increasing its total since the pandemic began to 736.

Of those, 20 patients were hospitalized Wednesday, 293 were at home, and 377 were deemed to have recovered. The county also said 185 people are currently quarantined, while 612 people have completed quarantine.

The state Health Department reported one more virus death at Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Wednesday, bringing that facility's total toll to 22 – 15 confirmed and seven suspected.

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