COVID-19 average positivity rate drops to 6.7% in Monroe County, lowest since early December


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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health announced on Sunday there are 393 new cases of the coronavirus in Monroe County and zero new deaths.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County is 6.7%, the lowest reported figure for the county since December 3, 2020. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 483 new cases per day.

In the Finger Lakes region, 752 people are hospitalized with the virus and 145 of them are in the ICU.

Health officials say the percentage of total hospital beds available in the Finger Lakes Region on a seven-day rolling average is 33 %. The percentage of ICU beds available on a seven-day rolling average is 23%.

According to the state’s surge and flex plan, if a region’s available hospital capacity trends to 10 percent, it would initiate a red zone designation which would effectively shut down all non-essential businesses.

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