The region’s positive percentage rose to 4.27 percent on Saturday. Governor Andrew Kumo said this was the highest level of infection since May.
ALBANI, New York – Governor Andrew Kumo issued an update Sunday afternoon in response to the COVID-19 epidemic in New York State.
He said New York was doing really well compared to other US states, adding that the number of experiments being conducted by New York was “astronomical.”
If you look at New York’s relatives only with New York, you will see that the number is increasing – not as fast as other states, but the number is increasing. It is good that we are making better progress nationally and internationally, but it is somewhat inappropriate because we have to deal with the issues here in New York with regard to New York.
The New York Department of Health reported that of the 157,320 COVID-19 tests reported on Saturday, 6,723 percent were positive and 4.27 percent positive. This number includes yellow, orange, and red focal zones throughout the state.
According to the governor, this is the highest rate of infection since May. Kumo also strongly believes that the number of infections will increase during the holiday season.
“This is a new chapter for COVID – call the winter season or the holiday season or the rising tide – and this week we are in talks with health officials and local governments to plan for that next season,” Kumo said.
The West New York region reported a six-day high percentage in the state, reporting 6.69 percent on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the state reported that 3,372 people were hospitalized on Saturday. Of these, 677 were in the ICC and 326 were in the air.
Fifty-five people, including 16 people, died in COVID-19 in western New York on Saturday. Fourteen County councilors died on Saturday, including one in Alegany County and one in Wyoming County.