Erie County’s positive COVID-19 rate for Sunday was 2.9 percent

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(WIVB) – Erie County’s positive COVID-19 rate for Sunday was 2.9 percent, the Erie County Department of Health said Monday.

A total of 64 new cases were confirmed on Sunday.

On Monday, Gov Andrew Cuomo said that for the five counties of Western New York, 1.6 percent of Sunday’s COVID-19 tests came back positive.

That’s an improvement after several days where the rate has been close to 2 percent.

The state has been working to keep that rate down, Cuomo said.

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