COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations declining in Monroe County, Finger Lakes


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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 289 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the weekend total to 604 after Saturday’s 215 new cases.

The county is now averaging 334 new cases per day over the past week, and has a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 5.3%, the county’s lowest since November 28, 2020 (4.88%).

Officials reported no new COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County Sunday, leaving the to-date total at 893.

Health officials say 692 people in the Finger Lakes region are hospitalized with the virus, including 139 who are being treated in an ICU. It’s the lowest number of regional hospitalizations since December 14 (681).

According to the health department, the region has 33% available hospital capacity, and 22% 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:

4Female under 10
8Male under 10
11Female 10-19
17Male 10-19
18Female in her 20s
22Male in his 20s
1Non-binary in 20s
28Female in 30s
12Male in his 30s
28Female in her 40s
19Male in his 40s
1Non-binary in 40s
16Female in her 50s
18Male in his 50s
1Non-binary in 50s
12Female in her 60s
12Male in his 60s
18Female in her 70s
11Male in his 70s
11Female in her 80s
8Male in his 80s
9Female in her 90s
4Male in his 90s
 Female 100+
 Male 100+

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