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Three more COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County; hospitalizations drop

Jun 2, 2020

The Monroe County Department of Public Health said Tuesday that three more people have died of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total death toll from the disease to 227.

The number of people in hospitals for COVID-19 treatment fell for the second-straight day after the county recorded its highest figure yet on Sunday. The health department said 187 people were hospitalized on Tuesday, down from 195 on Sunday.

Of those hospitalized, 20 people were on ventilators in intensive care units, the county said -- just over half of the peak of 39 that the county reached in April.

According to the county's numbers, the health department has been receiving the results of more than 1,000 coronavirus tests for each of the last four days. Testing capacity has been expanding throughout the state as regions begin to reopen their economies and the state's guidance for who should get tested grows to include more people.