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Will summer be cancelled? Erie County COVID-19 rate nearly 25%

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Erie County’s COVID-19 positivity rate is skyrocketing again. Western New York currently has the highest 7-day average positivity rate and Erie County is leading the way.

According to the Erie County Health Department, there were 716 new cases of COVID-19 on April 25 and 4,121 cases in the past 7 days.

The positivity rate in Erie County rose from 18.5% to 24.3%.

The county’s positivity rate has increased for the sixth straight week. In April, four Erie County residents died of COVID-19. All were over 80 years old.

The Centers for Disease Control has raised Erie County’s COVID-19 community level from medium to high.

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Only one of the 10 regions has a 7-day average positivity rate below 5% – New York, which is the most populous in the state.

WNY has the highest rate as of Monday, April 25, reaching just over 15%:

Western New York – April 25 – 15.78%

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Here are the other four New York regions with reported 7-day average positivity rates for COVID-19 above 10% (the most recent data):

Mohawk Valley – April 25 – 10.24%

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New York Center – April 25 – 11.89%

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Capital Region – April 25 – 12.01%

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Finger Lakes – April 25 – 13.83%

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Here are the other New York regions and the state average:

Statewide – April 25 – 7.12%

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Mid-Hudson – April 25 – 5.32%

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Long Island – April 25 – 6.70%

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Northern countries – April 25 – 8.65%

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South Tier – April 25 – 9.86%

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Once again, New York State’s most populous region, New York, is doing its best to control the spread of COVID-19.

New York – April 25 – 4.89%

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