More than 106,900 Western New Yorkers have contracted Covid-19 since March 2020 and 2,300 have died of it.
"She was one of my best friends for 30 years...I will miss her patience, advice and wicked sense of humor. She was a once-in-a-lifetime friend and colleague," said Carla Hubert, a colleague of Cherie Dandurand at Woodbury Central Middle School.
After a late autumn 2020 spike when there were single days with 100 or more cases in Woodbury County, virus positivity rates and hospitalizations have stabilized in Siouxland over the last several weeks.
The highest county increase in the number of deaths from COVID-19 came with six in Woodbury County, where the total rose to 179.
Niagara County reported its deadliest day of the Covid-19 pandemic Tuesday, with 16 deaths in the preceding 24 hours.
Woodbury County has now reported 160 deaths from the virus. Fifteen county residents have died from COVID-19 over the last seven days.
On Thursday, Erie County surpassed the grim milestone of 1,000 such deaths due to Covid-19. That's how the story of this virus often is told – in numbers. But the human story is so much more painful.
Under the old system, if an individual’s death was deemed COVID-19-related by a physician but the deceased did not have a positive test on file, the state did not record that as a COVID-19-related death. It will do so now.