Modified: June 1, 2021 2:47pm
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES COVID-19 DATA UPDATE FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE 1, 2021
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on our COVID-19 data for the week ending May 29, 2021.
Information on Erie County COVID-19 hospitalizations is posted to the ECDOH Twitter and Facebook pages each weekday morning. With 74 COVID-19 hospitalizations reported for May 30, 2021, hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Erie County have declined 56% in the past three weeks.
For the week ending May 29, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 314 new COVID-19 cases. This is a 36% decrease from the previous week, and the lowest weekly case total since August 2020. The case rate for total cases in the past seven days per 100,000 residents (case rate) also fell from 54 for the week ending May 22, to 34 for last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sets a case rate threshold of 10-49 for a community to be considered in a “moderate transmission” level.
Only four ZIP codes had reports of more than 15 new COVID-19 cases for the week ending May 29, 2021. All Erie County ZIP codes have a seven-day case rate per 100,000 persons of under 100.
Erie County has experienced declines in weekly new cases and weekly percent positivity for seven consecutive weeks. All age categories are below the seven-day case rate of 50 per 100,000 persons, and all age categories have a percent positivity of under 5%. Of note: there were only eight COVID-19 cases reported in Erie County this past week for the 80+ age group.
ECDOH is reporting COVID-19 mortality data. ECDOH received reports of 15 more deaths associated with COVID-19 from May 21 to May 27, 2021. The total deaths from March 2020 to May 27, 2021 now stand at 1,891, with 615 reported in 2021. Of the 153 deaths reported during April and May 2021, only six individuals were fully vaccinated prior to COVID-19 infection. 45% of COVID-19-associated deaths in April and May resided in a Buffalo city ZIP code.
Additional data, including vaccination estimates by ZIP code, are posted to the ECDOH web site. ZIP codes with the lowest percentage of residents ages 15 and older who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose include 14034 Collins, 14061 Farnham, 14208 Buffalo, 14211 Buffalo and 14030 Chaffee. ZIP codes with the highest percentage of residents ages 15 and older who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose include 14068 Getzville, 14203 Buffalo, 14033 Colden, 14169 Wales Center and 14134 Sardinia. A map with these rates is updated regularly at www.erie.gov/covidmap.
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.
- ECDOH, COVID-19 vaccine info & clinic schedule: http://www.erie.gov/vax
- ECDOH, COVID-19 Information Line: (716) 858-2929 – foreign language interpretation available