Capital Region sees uptick in coronavirus positivity rate

Capital Region sees uptick in coronavirus positivity rate

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 26, 2020 06:07 PM
Created: October 26, 2020 01:48 PM

The Capital Region is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases.

The positivity rate for coronavirus cases in the Capital Region jumped from 0.8% Saturday to 1.5% on Sunday.

In the Mohawk Valley, the positivity rate rose slightly from 0.6% on Saturday to 0.7% on Sunday.

Gov. Cuomo says more than 80,000 tests were done across the state Sunday.

The highest percentage of positive cases in the NewsChannel 13 viewing area was Columbia County at 3.9%. The lowest was Fulton County, which saw no new cases.

Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo says the state's recent microcluster strategy targeting small areas is working to stop small spreads downstate before they become larger.

The state as a whole has a 1.45% positivity rating including the focus areas and a 1.18% rating without them.

Unfortunately, another 12 people across the state died, including two people from Saratoga County.

Gov. Cuomo also accused the Trump administration of throwing in the towel against coronavirus without ever putting up a fight.

The governor characterizes the White House pandemic response as "one of the great governmental derelictions of duty and responsibility ever."

Hear his concerns and why he's advising everyone to look at the big picture beyond a polarized society by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

You can see Gov. Cuomo's full briefing here.

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