A Buffalo News analysis of state data projects that, even if the county's yellow zone cut its coronavirus positive rate in half for each of the next three days, it would still reach the primary statistical threshold to move to the red zone: 10 days with a seven-day rolling average positive rate above 4%.
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Qina Liu is a Western New York native who joined The Buffalo News as the digital engagement editor in 2015. She graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
A red zone designation would bring shutdowns similar to what the state imposed in the spring.
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Will Erie County's "yellow" precautionary zone go orange? Or even the most restrictive red? Those questions and others should be answered Wednesday.