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New York hits record-low COVID-19 infection rate, WNY sees significant rate drop

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:05:01-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State hit a record-low COVID-19 infection rate, and the WNY region saw a significant drop in its infection rate Thursday. The state's infection rate was recorded at 0.65 percent, and Western New York's rate was at 1.2 percent.

The numbers were released by Governor Cuomo's office Friday. For three straight weeks, the state has had an infection rate below 1 percent. Here is the breakdown of the different regions of the state this week.

The Governor's Office went on to say that three people died of COVID-19 in New York State Thursday.

On Wednesday, Governor Cuomo announced that more resources would be coming to the WNY region, after an increase in the positivity rate in the region. Teams of health care professionals will be conducting rapid tests at eight locations:

Deleavan-Grider Community Center
877 E. Delavan Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215

Northwest Buffalo Community Center
155 Lawn Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14207

Dunkirk Fire Murphy Training Grounds
665 Brigham Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048

SUNY ECC North
6205 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221

Union Fire Company
1845 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

John A. Duke Senior Center
1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
32 Cottage St.
Lockport, NY 14094