Western New York’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Continues Uptick

Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.

JAMESTOWN – More than two-dozen cases of COVID-19 were reported between Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties over the weekend, this as the virus’ infection rate continues to rise in the region.

New York State Health leaders on Sunday announced that the region’s COVID-19 positivity rate reached 4.8%, the highest rate of all 10 regions in the state.








This as Chautauqua County announced 18 new cases over the weekend, 10 on Saturday and eight on Sunday. Local health leaders are expected to release more details in an update today.

Meanwhile, Cattaraugus County reported 11 new cases over the weekend with six on Saturday and five on Sunday.









Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce a new strategy to combat micro-clusters during a press conference sometime Monday.

 















Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.