93 new COVID-19 cases in Monroe County, 4.2% average positivity rate

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 93 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The county is now averaging 110 new cases per day over the past week. Monroe County now has a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 4.2%. That’s the county’s highest average positivity rate since January 28.

County officials say COVID-19 deaths will be reported weekly on Mondays. To date, 1,351 Monroe County residents have died from COVID-19.

According to the New York State Department of Health, 73 people in the Finger Lakes region were hospitalized with the virus, and 15 are in the ICU. The number of regional hospitalizations are the highest since June 12.

As of the Monroe County COVID-19 dashboard’s last local vaccination update Monday, 438,716 county residents are fully vaccinated and 465,057 have received at least one dose of the vaccine — 62.6% of the county population.

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