Summer was so amazing, I think we forgot about COVID-19 in New York State. But, it's still hanging around. As a matter of fact, two New York State regions have really high rates.

I don't know about you, but I had a really good summer! For the first time in a few years, it felt like it was actually back to normal. There were tons of events and concerts. I'm actually pretty tired from all the action. On a whim, I decided to check out the COVID-19 rates that Governor Kathy Hochul releases each day. I was a bit surprised to see that two regions have super high 7-day average positivity rates.

COVID-19 Is Still Spreading In New York State

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Trust me, I know that COVID-19 news fatigue is real. I think we all got really tired of facing the reality that COVID is here to stay. We pretty much started ignoring everything talking about the virus. On top of that, we have Monkeypox and somehow, polio, to now worry about also. I mean dang, can we live?

I totally get it that you might not be concerned, but my job as a journalist is to keep you informed, so I'm just going to set these numbers down here and you can do what you want with the information.

Two New York State Regions Have COVID-19 Rates Over 10 Percent:

These rates are the most recently released (as of September 11, 2022).

Western New York - 12.15%

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Mohawk Valley - 12.21%

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The New York State 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 6.56%. So, just to put it in perspective, both of the regions above are almost double the state average. Below are the rates from the other regions around the state.

RegionSunday, September 11, 2022
Capital Region8.59%
Central New York9.80%
Finger Lakes7.40%
Long Island7.74%
Mid-Hudson5.78%
New York City5.23%
North Country9.10%
Southern Tier8.97%
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