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Erie County records the most COVID-19 deaths in the state Monday, positivity rate 7.1%

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:29:41-05

NEW YORK (WKBW) — Parts of Erie County were placed into a Yellow Zone micro-cluster Monday due to rising COVID numbers.

According to data provided by NYS, there were 32 COVID-19 deaths in the state Monday, six of those deaths were in Erie County. Allegany County had the second highest number of COVID-19 deaths with four.

Below are the COVID-19 positivity rates throughout the region Monday, according to NYS and the Erie County Department of Health:

  • All of NYS: 3.09%
  • All NYS micro-clusters: 5.59%
  • Western New York region (Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany): 5.7%
  • Erie County: 7.1%
  • Erie County Yellow Zone micro-cluster: 7.47%

"While New York's COVID positivity remains the third-lowest in the nation, we continue to see increases in both new positive cases and hospital admissions, demonstrating we are not immune to the surge we are seeing throughout the rest of the nation," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "While we may be tired of COVID, it is not tired of us. It's clear that COVID fatigue and a lack of compliance leads to viral spread, so it's more important than ever that as we prepare for winter, each of us stays smart and New York Tough by taking simple everyday actions like washing hands, wearing masks and socially distancing. Likewise, local governments need to be vigilant and actively enforce public health law throughout the state."