201 new COVID-19 cases in Monroe County, 4.1% average positivity rate


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 201 new COVID-19 cases Friday.

Though cases have gone up day-over-day, the seven-day average and positivity rates have both dropped. The county is now averaging 167 new cases per day over the past week, with a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 4.1%.

According to the New York State Department of Health, 183 people in the Finger Lakes region were hospitalized with the virus, and 53 are in the ICU. It’s the highest number of regional hospitalizations since May 21 (197)

County officials report COVID-19 deaths will be weekly on Mondays. To date, 1,369 Monroe County residents have died from COVID-19, including eight new deaths in the latest update on August 30.

As of the Monroe County COVID-19 dashboard’s last local vaccination update, 449,165 county residents are fully vaccinated and 479,246 have received at least one dose of the vaccine — 63.9% of the county population.

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