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Monroe County COVID-19 hospitalizations tick up by one

Jun 30, 2020

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Monroe County ticked up by one, to 76, according to data from the county public health department on Tuesday.

Of those hospitalized, nine were on ventilators in intensive care units, the department said. That number was unchanged since Monday.

Both total hospitalizations and ICU censuses of COVID-19 patients are now a fraction of their peaks earlier in the epidemic.

The health department reported one new death from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 271.

Of the 33 newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection that the county reported Tuesday, nearly half were in people age 30 or younger. As testing expands and the region reopens, that age group has been heavily represented in local coronavirus cases.