Highest COVID positivity rates in Erie County are among children


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The latest data from Erie County shows that the highest COVID-19 positivity rates are among children under 18.

The numbers show that the positivity rate among kids ages five to 17 is more than 6 percent.

Cases have more than doubled during the past four weeks for five to 10-year-olds. That’s a 76 percent increase from last week.

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This comes as the number of cases in adults has been decreasing, and hospitalizations have been holding steady over the past two weeks.

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