Governor Says Increase In WNY’s Positivity Rate Partly Due To PA

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask. File image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo date: 06/24/20.

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ALBANY – New York’s Governor says an uptick in Western New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate is partly due to Pennsylvania.

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state’s progress in the fight against COVID-19 on Thursday.

He says of the more than 135,000 tests reported, only 1.2% came back positive.

The positive rate in the Western New York region was 1.5%.

“The issue of the counties along the Pennsylvania border where we are seeing upticks, less in the Buffalo area, it’s more the counties on the Pennsylvania border,” Cuomo said.

Counties on the PA border include Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany.


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