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Cuomo: Lancaster has highest positivity rate in New York State

Western New York continues to have highest positive rates in the state
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Posted at 1:16 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 03:20:59-05

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.

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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.

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.

Watch Gov. Cuomo's full briefing below: