New data shows percentage of Monroe County COVID deaths in unvaccinated patients


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 148 new COVID-19 cases Monday, and 4 new deaths.

Health officials say 175 COVID deaths were reported in Monroe County between March 1 and September 30 of 2021. Among patients under the age of 65, the county says 97 percent were not fully vaccinated. Among patients ages 65 and older, 71 percent were not fully vaccinated. County officials say they will update that information on the first Monday of every month.

County officials report COVID-19 deaths weekly on Mondays. To date, 1,410 Monroe County residents have died from COVID-19.

The county is now averaging 202 new cases per day over the past week. Monroe County now has a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 3.8%.

According to the New York State Department of Health, 209 people in the Finger Lakes region were hospitalized with the virus, and 54 are in the ICU.

As of the Monroe County COVID-19 dashboard’s last local vaccination update, 430,301 county residents are fully vaccinated and 479,377 have received at least one dose of the vaccine — 74.6% of the county population.

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