ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New York's COVID-19 infection rate has remained below 1% for 31 days. According to new data from the Governor's office, 0.88 percent of tests reported to the state were positive on Sunday.
"Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now gone a full month with our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent," said Governor Cuomo. "Our numbers have continued to remain stable even as we reach new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening. As we close out this Labor Day Weekend, I urge everyone to remain smart so we can continue to celebrate our progress in the weeks and months ahead. It took the work of all of us to get here, and to protect this progress we will need to all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks, remain socially distant and above all, stay New York tough."
And while the state level remains below 1%, Western New York continues to have the highest positive percentage in the state, rising from 1.2% on Friday to 2.0% on Saturday. It dropped slightly on Sunday to 1.9%