The region’s overall daily positive rate, a key measure which represents the amount of positive cases among all those tested, was at 1.8%.
“You see places across the country, where they reopened … the virus went up, and they had to scale back the economic activity. That is what you are looking at,” Cuomo said.
Patricia Simonson, executive director of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, said state and local officials should examine which industries and businesses may contributing to a new spread of the coronavirus before lumping them all into one group.
“Everything has been data driven and I believe that, if they’re going to be looking at the different venues that they should be looking at the data of the different venues to determine what should be closed and not just blanket everything under one umbrella,” Simon said.
“They should take the statistics from the health clubs