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COVID-19: Western New York has highest rate of infection on Sunday

Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 06:00 pm

Per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, Western New York had the highest number (by percentage) of positive coronavirus cases in New York state, at 2.2%. That includes 54 new cases in Erie County and three in Niagara County.

Of the 51,839 test results reported to New York on Sunday, 545, or 1.05%, were positive.

Coronavirus Stats for Aug. 3

Niagara County

The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:

Source: Niagara County “heat map”

Erie County

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Erie County had a total of 8,451 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 129 on Grand Island and 3,779 in the City of Buffalo. To date, 206,269 people have been tested (4% positive), with 669 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Also, 76,746 people have taken an antibody test (6.6% positive).

Image courtesy of the Erie County “heat map”

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