Western New York Area COVID-19 positivity price for Friday: 1.1%

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In a press release, the governor said the nationwide positivity rate for Friday was 1.31%, up from 1.15% the day before.

ALBANY, NY – The COVID-19 positivity rate for the West New York area was 1.1% on Friday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

In a press release on Saturday, the governor said the nationwide positivity rate for Friday was 1.31%, up from 1.15% the day before.

“We can do surgery because we have developed such extensive testing and contact tracking programs,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The news from across the country is another reminder that while this pandemic has come a long way, it is not over and we must remain vigilant.

“Wear a mask, wash your hands, distance yourself socially, and be New York Tough. The only way to solve this problem is to comply with public health law and take care of one another.”

The positivity rate in the red zone / microcluster areas was 2.58% on Friday.

For Friday, Governor Cuomo announced that the positive COVID-19 rate for the West New York area was 1.1%. For the past four days, the positive rate in the region was over 1%.

  • Tuesday: 2.0%
  • Wednesday: 1.5%
  • Thursday: 1.4%
  • Friday: 1.1%

The West New York region includes the counties of Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany.

Allegany County is hosting a free COVID-19 test site for quick driveways on Sunday. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BOCES Center in Belmont. No appointment is required and anyone being tested must bring photo ID.

The testing event is run by the Allegany County’s Department of Health and the New York State Department of Health.

The health department adds if there is another major reaction, you may not be wiped down on site and called later in the day with your results.

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