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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monroe County health officials say that there were 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday evening.

They ranged in age from individuals in their 20s to their 80s.

There were 5 new deaths since Sunday, bringing the total to 224.

Of the 2,888 confirmed cases, 188 people are hospitalized. 20 of the 188 patients are in the ICU on a ventilator.

There have been 2,032 total recovered from isolation to date. This number reflects confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and known presumed positive COVID-19 cases.

Governor Cuomo's office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the mass protests in New York City and in upstate cities over the past few nights have been "counterproductive" to the cause of racial justice and may even reignite the spread of the coronavirus.

Cuomo said he supports the curfew set Monday night for New York City, saying the looting, acts of violence and alleged misconduct by the police in some instances are "unacceptable."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monroe County health officials on Sunday released the latest numbers on COVID-19 cases.

There were 25 new confirmed cases of the virus since the figures released on Saturday. The ages of those infected range from individuals between 10 and 19 years old to women in their 90s.

They included one new death, bringing the total to 219.  Of the 2,877 confirmed cases, 195 people are hospitalized. That is the highest number of people hospitalized for the virus so far.

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Governor Andrew Cuomo says that dentists statewide can reopen Monday.

The governor said that dentists' offices will be subject to state guidance on best practices for safety and social distancing. The move comes as the Cuomo administration slowly eases restrictions on economic activity in the state, region by region and industry by industry. Up to now, during the pandemic, dentists were only allowed to provide emergency services.

Governor Cuomo's office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s asked the state’s attorney general to look into what he says are “disturbing” videos of police conduct during last night’s protests and unrest in New York’s cities including one of an NYPD police cruiser driving into a crowd of people. He says he’s also sending state police to assist upstate cities where demonstrations occurred, and has the state’s National Guard on standby.

“Last night was an ugly night all across this nation,” Cuomo said. “It was an ugly night across this state.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Monroe County Department of Public Health reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday -- the second time this week that the county has seen a 24-hour span without a reported death from the disease.

Still, overall growth in the county's death toll -- still at 218 -- has not ceased. This week, the county also reported its largest single-day death total.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Monroe County Department of Public Health reported Friday that two more people had died of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total death toll to 218.

As the county moved into the second phase of reopening, the number of people in hospitals for the disease dipped for the first time in six days, dropping from a high of 191 on Thursday to 187 on Friday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead to five upstate regions to enter phase two of the reopening process Friday and said New York City, the last part of the state still on lockdown, will begin phase one of reopening on June 8.

New York Governor's Office

With the Finger Lakes region entering phase two of reopening on Friday, hair salons and barbershops in Monroe County can start serving customers again -- although New York state’s reopening rules enumerate a long list of restrictions.

The businesses cannot offer any “non-haircutting-related personal care services or activities, including but not limited to: beard trimming, nose hair trimming, facials, manicures/pedicures, makeup application, threading, tweezing, or waxing,” the state says.

Local real estate agents are expecting that pent-up demand will create a highly competitive housing market now that the Finger Lakes region is in phase two of reopening. 

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