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Monroe County reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. There were no new deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of new cases is 198 new cases per day.

215 individuals are hospitalized in the Finger Lakes region. 48 are in ICU.

The 7-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County stands at 3%.

The COVID-19 7-day average positivity rate for the Finger Lakes region is at 2.83%, the highest of any region in the state.

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Monroe County on Saturday reported 218 new cases of COVID-19. There were 14 new deaths. Those deaths occurred on 1/15/21 and 3/30/21-5/2/21.

The 7-day rolling average of new cases is 205 new cases per day.

The 7-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County is 2.8%.

For the Finger Lakes region overall, the 7-day average of positive test results is 2.67%. That was the highest in the state. Western NY (the Buffalo area) was 2nd highest at 2.54%.

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

Two nursing homes operated by Rochester Regional Health are reporting 27 residents testing positive for COVID-19.

Rochester Regional Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Mayo revealed the information on Friday, explaining that 24 of those residents had previously been vaccinated against the coronavirus; none of them showed symptoms of COVID-19.

Mayo said that of the three residents who were unvaccinated, one of them has been hospitalized, the other two do have coronavirus symptoms.

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Changes announced for large-scale outdoor venues, like baseball stadiums, is putting a smile on the face of the Rochester Red Wings General Manager and others associated with the team.

Dan Mason said that things just got a lot easier for fans to attend games at Frontier Field and the Red Wings couldn’t be happier.

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As pandemic restrictions ease and vaccinations increase, a local tourism organization is looking for more visitors to come to the Rochester area this summer.

Visit Rochester  had put some of its marketing plans on hold for a while during the pandemic. And even though COVID-19 is still around, things are easing  in terms of restrictions, and more people are getting vaccinated, so that tourism agency is restarting its marketing efforts.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York state’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.49% on Saturday, dropping below 1.5% for the first time since Oct. 28. 

The statewide seven-day average positivity rate was at 1.84%

The seven-day average positivity rate in the Finger Lakes Region reported on Sunday stood at 2.81%. That was the second highest level in the state. Western New York (Buffalo-area) had a seven-day average positivity rate of 3.38%.

The percentage of New Yorkers who have had at least one vaccine dose is 46.5%

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monroe County on Saturday reported 218 new cases of COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 216 new cases per day. There were no new deaths.

The COVID-19 positivity rate for Monroe County will be updated on Sunday.

The statewide seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate in the numbers reported on Saturday was 1.89%.

In the Finger Lakes region, the seven-day average positivity rate was 2.91%. That was the second highest positivity rate in the state. Western New York (the Buffalo area) had the highest positivity rate at 3.44%.

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Even as COVID-19 vaccination rates grow and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its recommendations for outdoor masking, another Rochester summer festival has been canceled.

Some say government leaders are sending inconsistent and confusing messages on what is and isn't safe.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monroe County on Tuesday reported another 196 new cases of COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 223 new cases per day.

There were 18 new deaths, those occurred between April 10 and April 20. There have been 1,244 deaths.

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

There are 207 people hospitalized in the Finger Lakes region; 48 people are in ICU.

In terms of vaccinations, the percentage of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose is 44.6%. The percentage of people with the completed vaccine series is 31.9%.

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For the second year in a row, the Park Avenue Summer Art Festival has been canceled.

Organizers released a statement on Tuesday saying, “The Park Avenue Revitalization Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Park Avenue Summer Art Festival until August 6 and 7, 2022. We are grateful for the community support, as we shift our focus from the Art Festival to assisting the small business impact on Park Avenue from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We will continue to look at ways we can celebrate Park Avenue and all it has to offer safely in 2021.”

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