COVID-19 infection rate in WNY region continues to decline


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The positive rate decreased to 1.1 percent on September 15th.

Buffalo, New York – The rate of positive COVID-19 infection has decreased in the Western New York area over the past few days.

The positive rate in the five counties, which includes the counties of Erie, Niagara, Chotocoa, Catarujus and Allegany, fell to 1.1 percent on September 15.

Of the 4,012 tests taken on Tuesday, 44 were positive. The average seven-day turnover for the region is now down to 1.4 percent.

Meanwhile, daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the Western New York area have remained steady over the past few days.

Daily hospitalizations remained at 29 September 15 for the third consecutive day. The minimum daily hospitalization for COVID-19 is 21, which was rolled back on August 13.

Human Coronaviruses usually spread through …

  • Air coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.

Help stop the spread of the Coronavirus

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, and warm your hand.
  • If you are using a tissue, throw it in the trash.

Reduce your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 years or older and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes or respiratory disease such as asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization recommends that you try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with sick people.

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