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Niagara County Covid-19 testing shows positives dip under 10%

State Health Department figures show Niagara County's rate of positive Covid-19 cases has fallen below 10% for the first time since the earliest days of the pandemic.

Through Wednesday, 880 people had the virus out of the 9,151 county residents tested, according to the state's online chart. That's a positive rate of 9.6%.

The state's testing site at Niagara County Community College remains open, county Public Information Officer Kevin C. Schuler said.

Erie County, where more than 42,000 people have been tested, was at 12.5% positives as of Wednesday, the state said.

Fifteen newly confirmed Covid-19 cases were tallied Friday by the Niagara County Health Department, bringing the county's confirmed total to 936 since the pandemic began.

No new deaths were reported Friday, leaving the county's death toll at 59.

The county reported that 15 county residents are hospitalized with the virus, 248 people are isolated at home, and 614 have recovered.

The county also said 213 county residents are in quarantine after possibly being exposed to the virus, while 739 have completed quarantines.

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