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Gov. Cuomo says each region's COVID-19 numbers are below 1%

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that the COVID-19 positivity rate in every region of New York State has dropped below 1% for the first time since August 2020.

The Finger Lakes still has the highest positivity rate  of any region in the state at .98%, and will host one of the state's 11 pop-up clinics targeting areas with low vaccination rates.

The clinic will be held at Greater Harvest Baptist Church on 12 Driving Park Avenue in Rochester. It opens on Friday, June 11.

In Monroe County's latest COVID-19 data, also released Monday, it shows 32 new cases with a seven-day rolling average of 46 cases per day with a positivity rate of 1.2%

The county reported six new deaths which occurred between May 23-25 bringing the total number of deaths to 1,309. 

Nearly 58% of Monroe County residents have received at least one vaccine dose, and almost 52% are fully vaccinated. 

Racquel Stephen is WXXI's health, equity and community reporter and producer. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in broadcasting and digital journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.