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Monroe County reports 218 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths

May 8, 2021

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monroe County on Saturday reported 218 new cases of COVID-19. There were 14 new deaths. Those deaths occurred between Jan. 15 and March 30.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 205 new cases per day.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County is 2.8%.

For the Finger Lakes region overall, the seven-day average of positive test results is 2.67%, the highest in the state. Western New York (the Buffalo area) was second-highest at 2.54%.

There are 221 individuals hospitalized in the Finger Lakes region with 49 in ICU.

In terms of vaccinations, statewide, 48% of all New Yorkers have had at least one vaccine dose. The percentage who have had the completed series is 38.2%.

Monroe County health officials say that 51.5% of the population have had at least one vaccine dose.

All New York state mass vaccination sites are now open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis. 

There are also a variety of other locations throughout the Finger Lakes region. There are more details through the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub.

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

Credit Monroe County Dept. of Public Health