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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest numbers from the Monroe County Health Department show there were 32 new positive cases of the coronavirus and one new death. The numbers released on Sunday show that 167 people are hospitalized and 17 of them are in the ICU on a ventilator.

The total number of deaths in Monroe County from COVID-19 is now at 236.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Twitter

Federal authorities say that they have seized counterfeit COVID-19 test kits at the Rochester Airport.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were conducting inspections of express-consignment shipments and selected a package for further examination which turned up 25 COVID-19 test kits that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Authorities said that since March, customs officers at the Rochester Airport have discovered more than 600 COVID-19 test kits not approved by the FDA.

Monroe County Department of Public Health

Two people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 and isolated to prevent the spread of the disease have gotten better and been released from isolation, the Monroe County Health Department said Wednesday morning.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A third person has died of COVID-19 in Monroe County, the county health department said Tuesday morning.

The patient was being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital.

"Please keep the individual’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers today, as well as the healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines," county health commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza said in a statement.

This was the second day in a row that the county reported a death from COVID-19.

The county also confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the local total to 95 known cases.