Modified: June 8, 2021 3:51pm
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES COVID-19 DATA UPDATE FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE 5, 2021
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on our COVID-19 data for the week ending June 5, 2021.
Information on Erie County COVID-19 hospitalizations is posted to the ECDOH Twitter and Facebook pages each weekday. With 58 COVID-19 hospitalizations reported in Erie County for June 6, 2021, hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Erie County have declined 59% in the past three weeks.
For the week ending June 5, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 178 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents. This is a 43% decrease from the previous week, and the lowest weekly case total since March 2020. The case rate for total cases in the past seven days per 100,000 residents (case rate) also fell from 34 for the week ending May 29, to 19 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.
41% new cases this week were city of Buffalo residents, compared to 50% of new cases associated with city of Buffalo residents for the week ending May 29. Only two ZIP codes in Erie County had 15 or more cases last week: 14215 with 18 cases, and 14150 with 15 cases.
Total weekly COVID-19 cases and weekly positivity percentages have declined for eight consecutive weeks. All age categories have a percent positivity of under 3%. The only age groups with a positivity percentage over 1% last week were 0-9 years old and 10-19 years old. There were only 12 COVID-19 cases reported in Erie County this past week for the 80+ age group.
Positive trends for cases among school-age children continue, with 46 COVID-19 cases managed by the epidemiology school team last week, the lowest total since October 2020.
ECDOH is reporting COVID-19 mortality data. ECDOH received reports of 14 deaths associated with COVID-19 in the past seven days. The total deaths from March 2020 to June 3, 2021 now stand at 1,905, with 629 reported in 2021. Of the 165 deaths reported during April and May 2021 as of June 3, 2021, only six individuals were fully vaccinated prior to COVID-19 infection. While 28% of Erie County residents live in the city of Buffalo, 46% 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.
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