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Three more die from COVID-19 in Monroe County, but hospitalizations drop

Jul 7, 2020

The Monroe County public health department said Tuesday that three more people have died of COVID-19, bringing the county's death toll to 276.

The newly reported deaths come after four days of no fatalities from the disease, according to the county's figures.

The number of people in hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in the county fell by five, to 69, the health department said. Of those hospitalized, six are on ventilators in intensive care units -- a drop of one from Monday and the lowest number recorded since March 23.

People in the county continued to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The health department reported 25 newly confirmed cases of the virus on Tuesday. More than one-third were in people under 30 years old.

New York state's COVID-19 epidemic has stabilized as infections surge in other parts of the country. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said travelers from 19 states must quarantine for 14 days after entering New York in an effort to stop the disease from spreading further.