Erie County announces 151 new cases of COVID-19, rate of positive cases...

Erie County announces 151 new cases of COVID-19, rate of positive cases drops

On Monday Erie County announced 151 new confirmed coronavirus cases, no new deaths have been reported since Friday

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Monday Erie County released new COVID-19 data, showing that there are 151 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the county since Friday, bringing the total to 4,484.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported at this time.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that the confirmed positive rate is 18.7%, with 4,484 testing positive from 26,783 tested in the county. Though those numbers may seem slightly off, Poloncarz said because many people have had multiple tests, some cases are still being investigated and various other reasons.

Poloncarz announced that the positive rate for last week dropped to 12.1%, over 3% less than the previous week. Of the antibody tests, 19,845 have been administered and 1,547 residents have tested positive for the antibodies. In the county, that’s 7.8% of everybody tested has been positive for COVID-19 antibodies.