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One-eighth of all the COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County were residents at a single nursing home: St. John’s Home in Rochester, according to data published Friday by the New York state health department.

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew at St. John’s, the home expanded testing for the novel coronavirus, finding it in several residents who had no symptoms of the disease.

At least eight people have died of COVID-19 at the home, according to the state’s data.

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The Monroe County public health department confirmed another death from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total known death toll to 57 as of Wednesday afternoon.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment held steady at 97 for the fourth straight day, according to the county’s data. Of those hospitalized, 35 were on a ventilator in an intensive care unit, the county said.

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The day after the Monroe County public health department reported a 24-hour period with no COVID-19 deaths, the death toll climbed by six in one day.

Fifty-six people have now died from the disease in Monroe County, the health department said Tuesday.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment held steady at 97 for the third straight day, according to the county’s data.

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Data from the Monroe County public health department on Monday showed no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the county over the last 24 hours.

It’s the first time since April 1 that the county has not logged a death from the disease.

A total of 50 people have died from COVID-19 in the county since the health department reported the first death almost a month ago.

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The Monroe County public health department reported six more deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 46.

Half of the dead are people between 80 and 99 years old, the health department said.

Two people have died between the ages of 40 and 59, and the remaining 21 people who died were between 60 and 79 years old.

The 32 new infections of novel coronavirus confirmed Friday were in people ranging from their 30s to their 90s.

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Like many places around the country, Monroe County has found that racial and ethnic minorities are overrepresented in the sickest COVID-19 patients -- those on ventilators. Now, county public health commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza said, he wants to take some special actions to protect minorities.

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Five more people have died of COVID-19 in Monroe County, the public health department said on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 31.

The number of people being treated in an intensive care unit for the disease also climbed to its highest point yet. Of the 83 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in the county, 37 were in an ICU, the health department said.

The county confirmed 27 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. Among them were five people in their 20s.

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Seven people died from COVID-19 in Monroe County since Sunday, bringing the county's death toll to 26, according to data from the county public health department.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment fell to 83 from a high of 86 on Sunday, while the number of people being treated in an intensive care unit held steady at 30.

Dr. Michael Mendoza, the county's public health commissioner, has said those figures are a better reflection of the burden on the local health care sytem than the total number of positive tests for the novel coronavirus.

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The Monroe County health department announced three deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county's death toll from the disease to 17.

The county confirmed 45 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, as well, which brought the total number of known cases to 481.

The new cases include nine people in their 20s or younger and six people in their 80s or older.

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The Monroe County public health department reported four more deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total to 14.

The county also confirmed 46 new cases of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Three are in people under 20 years old, and three are in people who are at least 80.

Monroe County now has 436 confirmed coronavirus cases. More than 700 people were in mandatory quarantine or isolation.

More than 100 people had recovered from COVID-19 after being placed in isolation in the county.

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