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Central New York COVID-19 infection rate jumps to 2% over the weekend

State officials say Central New York’s daily COVID-19 infection rate jumped to 2% on Saturday.

The daily infection rate is higher than the statewide figure, which has remained below 1% for 37 consecutive days.

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The three day average for Central New York stands at 1.3 percent. This is the number that Governor Andrew Cuomo had said previously is an important metric to watch for economic activity.

Regardless, Gov. Cuomo was optimistic.

“Our numbers continue to reflect the work of New Yorkers, who ultimately flattened the curve,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “For 37 days, our infection rate has remained below one percent, which is incredible when you think back to where we were in the spring. As we head into the fall and flu season ahead, we need everyone to continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and above all, stay New York tough.”


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