2 percent of COVID-19 tests came back positive on Saturday in Western New York


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While the statewide COVID-19 positive rate remained below 1 percent for the 37th day, the one-day rate in Western New York was 2 percent.

New York – The West New York and Central New York regions recorded the highest one-day rate of positive COVID-19 tests of all areas of the state on Saturday. Both regions had 2 percent of all tests tested positive.

Every other region was 1.2 percent or less.

Meanwhile, New York State as a whole had a positive test rate of less than 1% for the 37th consecutive day. Of the 72,668 tests taken statewide, 725 came out positive with a rate of 0.96 percent.

New York City contributed nearly a third of the positive tests on Saturday – with 244 positive news cases. Erie County contributed the third-highest number of new positive cases for that day at 70 people.

In addition, Chatucoa County had eight new cases, Niagara seven, and Kataraugus had two on Saturday.

The state said Allegheny, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming had no new cases on Saturday.

So far, 444,365 New Yorkers have tested positive for the virus during the pandemic.

Six New Yorkers died on Saturday from the virus. None of these people were residents of western New York, according to New York State. 25,390 New Yorkers have died from the virus so far.

Statewide, the number of hospitalizations decreased by three to 464 patients. And there were 57 newly admitted patients and 60 discharges. There are currently 131 people in the Coronavirus intensive care unit, and of those 54 people are undergoing intubation.

“Our numbers still reflect the work of New Yorkers, who ultimately flattened the curve,” said Governor Cuomo. “For 37 days, our infection rate has stayed below one percent, which is incredible when you think about going back to where we were in the spring. As we approach the upcoming fall and flu season, we need everyone to keep wearing masks, socializing the distance and washing their hands. Above all, stay tough in New York. “


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