LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — During a briefing on COVID-19 Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Lancaster has the highest positivity rate in all of New York State.
Governor Cuomo says the infection rate in Western New York is currently 6%. In Lancaster, the rate is 9.17%, followed by 8.7% in Hamburg, 8.3% in West Seneca and 8.25% in Cheektowaga.
According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, 265 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Western New York on November 20, which he says is the most to date.
As noted last night, there were 265 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in WNY on Nov. 20, the most ever. 43 of them were in the ICU.— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) November 22, 2020
Erie Co. had 221 patients, 32 in the ICU, 15 on an airway assist, and, sadly, 4 died. 39% of all Erie Co. patients were aged 64 and under. pic.twitter.com/adcCd3WRwa
Age range bar graph of COVID-19 patients in Erie County on November 20 and November 14. There has been an increase in all age categories except 0-19, with near doubling or more in older age categories.— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) November 22, 2020
On November 20, 76% of all hospital beds were occupied/ICU beds 43% occupied. pic.twitter.com/VwrzWS8wyQ
Most of Erie County remains in the orange zone. There was no word from the governor's office on when or if Western New York will change to the red zone.
Today's update on the numbers:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 22, 2020
Of the 196,608 tests reported yesterday, 5,391 were positive (2.74% of total).
Total hospitalizations are at 2,562.
Sadly, there were 30 COVID fatalities yesterday. pic.twitter.com/eAMWvxYJwG
Watch Gov. Cuomo's full briefing below: