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Monroe County reports 81 new COVID-19 cases; 24 new deaths

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monroe County is reporting 81 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the data released on Monday, the county said that the last time the number of new confirmed cases fell below 100 was March 22, 2021.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 128 per day.

Also on Monday, the county did report another 24 deaths due to COVID-19. Those deaths occurred between April 29 and May 19. The total number of deaths is 1,291 to date.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County is 2.7%.

The infection rate for the Finger Lakes region overall, is 2.34%, and that remains the highest of any region in the state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said that the state’s seven-day average positivity rate is at .90%, the lowest it has been since Sept. 21.

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In terms of the COVID-19 vaccination rates, statewide, the percentage of New Yorkers who have had at least one vaccine dose is 52%. The percentage who have had the completed series is 44.1%.

In the Finger Lakes, 52.5% of the population has had one vaccine dose, and 45.9% have had the completed series.

Here is the age breakdown of the latest Monroe County COVID-19 cases:

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.