Modified: July 13, 2021 1:55pm
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES COVID-19 DATA UPDATE FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 10, 2021
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending July 10, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 68 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents; this is a decrease of seven cases from the previous week. The COVID-19 case rate of 7.4 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days for the week ending July 10 is a decrease from the previous week’s case rate of 8.2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set a case rate threshold of less than 10 for a community to be considered in a “low transmission” level.
32% of new COVID-19 cases last week were in city of Buffalo residents, which was slightly less than the previous week (34%). Two ZIP codes had five or more new COVID-19 cases last week: 10 new COVID-19 cases in 14086, and nine new COVID-19 cases in 14224.
The number of diagnostic COVID-19 tests performed for Erie County residents declined again last week, with 11,082 reports compared to 13,549 for the week ending July 3. ECDOH and health care providers within Erie County still have substantial diagnostic testing capacity. People who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should strongly consider a diagnostic COVID-19 test. Free tests are available through ECDOH by calling 716-858-2929 to schedule an appointment.
New COVID-19 cases were highest within the 30-39 age group for a second consecutive week, with 24 cases. The 30-39-year-old age group accounted for 35% of new COVID-19 cases in Erie County last week. At 23.7 cases per 100,000 persons over the seven-day period, the 30-39 age group had the highest case rate among all age groups and was the only group with a case rate higher than 10.
With 15 COVID-19 hospitalizations reported in Erie County hospitals for July 11, 2021, hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Erie County have remained stable, fewer than two dozen, since June 18 [See chart at end of release].
ECDOH is reporting COVID-19 mortality data. ECDOH received reports of four deaths associated with COVID-19 in the past seven days. Total COVID-19-related deaths from March 2020 to July 8, 2021 now stand at 1,925, with 649 reported in 2021. As reported on July 6, of the 183 reported COVID-19 associated deaths in April, May and June 2021 through July 1, 46% resided in a Buffalo city ZIP code, and 96% (176) of these deaths were in persons who were not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to infection.
Additional data, including vaccination estimates by ZIP code, are posted to the ECDOH web site. NYSDOH also updates vaccination data by demographics, by county and by ZIP code. From NYSDOH data, as of July 12, 2021, 70.6% of adults ages 18 and older have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 40% of 12-15-year-olds and 49% of 16-17-year-olds in Erie County have at least one vaccine dose. For other age groups, 86% of residents age 65 and older, 69% of residents ages 35-64 and 56% of residents ages 20-34 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
ECDOH has an active schedule of COVID-19 vaccine clinics, listed at www.erie.gov/vax, and will also vaccinate any eligible Erie County resident at their home. Call (716) 858-2929 for the “Vax Visit” program.
Chart: Erie County Hospitalization Data, last four weeks (June 13-July 11, 2021)
Data Sources: New York State Department of Health and Erie County hospitals
- ECDOH, COVID-19 vaccine info & clinic schedule: http://www.erie.gov/vax
- ECDOH, COVID-19 Information Line: (716) 858-2929 – foreign language interpretation available
- ECDOH, COVID-19 Weekly Data Updates: https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-media-data
- Erie County COVID-19 Wastewater Testing: http://erie.gov/covid19-wastewater