WXXI AM News

Monroe County

Monroe County officials are calling the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision to allow the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12 “a significant step” that will further protect public health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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

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

The seven-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.

ATVs and dirt bikes are all over the streets of Rochester, and sometimes the drivers are ignoring traffic laws and safety guidelines. Local government is preparing to crack down harder on such activity. But the riders say they have nowhere to go, and they just want a safe outlet for their passion.

So what’s the most sensible way to approach this issue? Our guests:

  • Rachel Barnhart, Monroe County Legislator
  • Jose Peo, Rochester City Council Member
  • Demond Meeks, New York State Assemblymember
  • Lorenzo Jones, ATV rider
  • Raheim Drisdom, ATV rider

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%.

file photo

In advance of primary elections to be held on Tuesday, June 22, the Monroe County Board of Elections has issued updated deadlines for registration, as well as an important change to the absentee ballot application process.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The most recent numbers on COVID-19 from Monroe County show that the positivity rate has dropped below 3% over the weekend. It had been just over 3% for the last several days.

On Sunday, the seven-day rolling average positivity rate was 2.9%; it was 2.8% on Saturday.

Monroe County on Sunday reported another 232 new cases of COVID-19. There were no new deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 226 new cases per day.

There are 213 people hospitalized in the Finger Lakes region; 49 people are in ICU.

Max Schulte | WXXI News

Some local schools are easing into in-person learning after a year of remote classes, and while the shift comes with some risks, health officials said simple precautions can help protect students and school staff.

If 911 is going to send fewer police officers to emergency calls, who goes instead? Monroe County has put together a Forensic Intervention (FIT) Team. The goal is to provide an appropriate response for every individual situation. How is it funded? How does it work?

We explore it with our guests:

  • Corinda Crossdale, deputy county executive for Health and Human Services
  • Meghan Jenner, manager of the Office of Mental Health Services, and FIT supervisor

Do you have questions about what can be recycled and what can't? Are you confused by the numbers on the bottom of containers? We've heard from many listeners with questions like these, so we've invited representatives from Monroe County's Environmental Services team to help us understand what we need to know. They answer your questions about recycling and how the process works in Monroe County.

Our guests:

  • Mike Garland, director of the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
  • Tina Stephens, education coordinator for the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
  • Jeff Meyers, general manager for Cascades Recovery, and chair of the Monroe County Recycling Advisory Committee

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

While Monroe County officials push residents to take advantage of an increasing number of available vaccine appointments, case numbers remain high.

The county's test positivity rate was down as low as 1.5% earlier this year, but the seven-day rolling average spiked to 3.4% on Saturday before dropping back to 3.2% on Sunday.

On Sunday, the county health department reported 217 new cases of COVID-19.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases reported on Sunday is 248 new cases per day. There were no new deaths.

Pages