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Monroe County reports 526 new cases of COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest data on COVID-19 cases in Monroe County show 526 new confirmed cases of the virus. The daily number had been above 600 since last Wednesday.

There were no deaths in the numbers released on Sunday, there have been 350 to date.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate for the county is 7.2%. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 594 per day.

According to data released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday, the COVID-19 infection rate seven-day rolling average for Monroe County’s orange zone was 7.81%, higher than it has been in recent days.

The infection rate for the yellow zone was 7.09%.

The infection rate for the nine-county Finger Lakes region was 6.8%, 2nd highest among the regions in the state, behind the Western New York-Buffalo area which has the highest seven-day average at 7.4%.

Cuomo released a statement saying, “COVID-19 is spreading, and it affects all New Yorkers, upstate and downstate.”

Cuomo said the state is closely monitoring hospital capacity, and the governor again emphasized that is individual actions by New Yorkers that determine the infection rate. He also noted that public health experts agree that households and private gatherings are a major driver of transmission of the virus.

Here is the age breakdown the for new COVID-19 cases in Monroe County:

Credit Monroe County Dept. of Public Health

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.

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