Local Covid-19 positivity rate exceeds growing state percentage

By Anne Neville

Read the full article from Buffalo News, here.

The percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 statewide continued to climb, and Western New York numbers were higher than statewide rates, according to the latest figures released Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

Statewide, 2.68% of tests were positive Saturday, an increase over the seven-day average of 2.40%.

The numbers in Erie County were higher and climbing slightly each day, with 2.82% of people testing positive Thursday, 3.09% on Friday and 3.17% on Saturday.

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