Erie County is tracking confirmed coronavirus cases by ZIP code. Here are the ZIP codes in the county that have the most cases through Friday,…
As the coronavirus continues to surge nationwide, Western New York is also seeing some of its highest Covid-19 metrics in months.
"My personal advice is based on the fact that more and more we're seeing spread from small gatherings," Gov. Cuomo said.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced the systemwide policy, saying it is intended to cut down on community spread of the coronavirus.
For the first time, the counties outside Erie accounted for more than half of the hospitalizations.
"It was the great American surrender," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of the Trump administration's response to the pandemic.
"Western New York now has the issue of the counties along the Pennsylvania border, where we’re seeing upticks," Cuomo said.
No appointment is necessary. It is open to Allegany County residents only.
There were 2,026 positive cases statewide Tuesday, which marked the first time since May that New York's daily total has been over 2,000.
Nationally, coronavirus cases have risen steadily over the past month and are up 34% in the last 14 days, according to the New York Times.
The region has had its hospitalization level rise for four straight days.
Testing is available this week at sites in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties; drive-thru testing will be available next week in Chautauqua County.
The five-county region had 76 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus, a new high since mid-June.
Ski resorts will be permitted to open up at 50% of their indoor capacity starting on Nov. 6.
Wednesday saw the region's eighth-highest day of testing during the pandemic with 6,833 total tests, according to state data.
The governor said, "Nothing else I have done has motivated them. … Maybe money works."
Under the authority's plans for converting the Thruway to cashless tolling, tolls for New York E-ZPass users will not change.
Friday saw a first for WNY during the pandemic as all five counties of the region had case totals in the double-digits on the same day, accord…
"Unfortunately, these are some of the highest figures we've seen in months," said County Executive Mark Poloncarz.
The five-county region had a positive coronavirus rate of 0.9% for Tuesday's testing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday morning. It is Weste…
Western New York's rate has been above 1% for much of the last two months, during which it was often the highest in the state.
Coates' appearance on April 22 will be particularly timely due to his subject matter and the nationwide protests around racial justice.