COVID-19 is still hanging in there and the Western New York Region has the highest positivity rate. Three regions in New York State have 7-day COVID-19 positivity rates over 10 percent, with WNY being the highest. Six regions are quickly approaching 10 percent.

And of course Monkeypox is still spreading across New York State,

As of August 3 2022, a total of 1,666 confirmed orthopoxvirus/monkeypox cases - a designation established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Every Single Region In New York State Has a 'High' COVID-19 Positivity Rate

Governor Kathy Hochul said,

As we continue to prepare for any potential surges in the fall, be sure to use the tools now that help protect against and treat COVID-19. The vaccine and booster are the best tools we have to prevent serious hospitalization from COVID-19, and I encourage those who are not up to date on their vaccine and booster doses to get caught up immediately. Take a test if you feel unwell and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment.

These three regions in New York State have COVID-19 7-day average rates above 10 percent:

3. Mohawk Valley - 10.35%

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2. Capital Region - 10.43%

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1. Western New York - 11.35%

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These six regions in New York State have COVID-19 7-day average rates approaching 10 percent:

6. New York City - 8.04%

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5. Southern Tier - 8.21%

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4. North Country - 8.21%

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3. Central New York - 8.63%

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2. Mid-Hudson - 8.86%

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1. Long Island - 9.65%

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