Monroe County’s 7-day COVID-19 average positivity rate down to 1.8%


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 151 new COVID-19 cases Friday.

The county is now averaging 147 new cases per day over the past week. The county has a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 1.8%.

County officials reported no additional COVID-19 deaths Friday, keeping the county’s to-date total to 1,137.

Officials say 214 people in the Finger Lakes region are hospitalized with the virus, including 66 in an ICU.

Data courtesy Monroe County Department of Public Health

According to the health department, the region has 41% available hospital capacity, and 36% available ICU capacity.

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

Ages of the new cases are as follows:

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