Niagara County announces four new Covid-19 deaths

Niagara County on Wednesday announced four additional deaths due to the coronavirus.

The county, which surpassed 1,000 cases over the Memorial Day weekend, has now lost a total of 63 lives due to Covid-19, the Niagara County Department of Health said Wednesday.

The victims were females, ages 66, 75 and 94, as well as an 89-year-old male, all of whom had underlying health conditions, the health department stated in a release.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of these individuals," the county stated in the release.

The four deaths account for the first increase in the county's death toll since last Thursday. It is the highest daily amount since five deaths announced on May 20.

An additional 16 cases put the county's total at 1,020.

There are 301 active cases, which consist of 15 hospitalizations and 286 who are isolating at home, and 656 people have recovered, according to the county. Niagara County has now tested 11,529 people, officials said.

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh will provide an update on Covid-19 at 2 p.m. Wednesday that will be streamed live via