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Is Buffalo a hot spot for coronavirus (COVID-19) cases?

The question was asked by a reporter during the Governor's daily coronavirus press conference.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked Monday if the City of Buffalo and Erie County would be considered a 'hot spot' for coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

The question was asked by a reporter during the governor's daily press conference.

Erie County currently as 1,624 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those confirmed cases, Buffalo has more than 600. 

"Clusters that pop up across the state, as soon as you see some smoke, you see a little fire, run there and tamp it out as fast as you can.  In Buffalo, we have clusters that have popped up," said the Governor.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz later told reporters "We have gotten supplies from various sources including New York State. And the supplies we got yesterday were from New York State. So once again I want to thank New York State starting with the Governor and his staff including Lt. Governor Hochul. She has been adamantly out there fighting for us. And I appreciate their additional assistance because it is tough out there. They haven't forgotten us. I know a lot of people wanna say that. But that's not the case. His staff has been in touch with us. I've been in touch with the Governor myself."

Poloncarz says the county received truckloads of gowns and gloves on Easter Sunday along with boxes of eye goggles for use by health care workers. 

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