Erie County sets new daily COVID-19 record with 948 cases on Wednesday


(WIVB) – Erie County has set a new daily record for COVID-19 cases.

The Erie County Department of Health confirmed 948 positive cases for Dec. 1, with a daily positivity rate of 10.4 percent. This is the highest single-day total of any point in the pandemic.

According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, 4,519 total new cases were confirmed over the past seven days.

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the record. 948 cases is a single-day high for the county.

Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2017. See more of her work here.

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