Cuomo To Keep COVID-19 Caution Flag On Western New York

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ALBANY — While the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Western New York are declining, they are not where state officials want them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said late Monday morning in a press conference.

“It appears to be stabilized right now,” Cuomo said. “We would like to get it down lower but it is day by day. It’s stone by stone across the morass.”

Regional numbers have been between .9 and 1.6 the last few days, but Cuomo wants the numbers to fall below 1 percent of positive cases.

“We have dispatched teams, we’ve worked very hard on the messaging around compliance, we’ve stepped up operation on bars etcetera,” he said.

“It appears to be having an effect, the numbers have been under 2 percent for a couple of weeks,” he said.

“You’re only as good as your performance yesterday. We’re going to keep the caution flag out because it is higher than we’d like to see,” Cuomo said. “We’d like to see it under 1 percent and they are at 1.6.”


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