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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Monroe County public health department reported one new death from COVID-19 on Monday, the day after a weekend in which the county recorded no deaths from the disease.

The county's death toll from COVID-19 is now 270.

The health department said it received positive test results for the virus that causes COVID-19 from 29 people on Monday, ranging in age from 20 or younger to 90 or older.

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Adrian Jones graduated as the valedictorian of Edison Career and Technology High School within the Rochester City School District. 

But he wasn’t able to give his speech in front of his fellow classmates. By the time graduation came around, it was canceled.

“At the beginning, it's the whole college process so everything's kind of hectic and crazy,” Jones said. “And then when it’s finally over, you expect for all the fun stuff about senior year to start happening -- and then everything just came to a halt.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed on President Donald Trump during a news conference Monday in New York, saying the president should “start telling the people of this country the truth” and sign an executive order requiring masks to be worn in public nationwide.

Republicans, meanwhile, called on Democrats in the state Legislature to strip Cuomo of emergency law-making powers, saying the time has come to limit that authority.

A number of area colleges and universities have announced they plan to reopen in the fall. Their plans come with modifications to the academic calendar, online courses, and policies that address physical distancing and safety guidelines. Meanwhile, students, faculty, and parents have questions and concerns about what to anticipate.

We talk with the presidents of three local colleges about what they’re expecting for their institutions. Our guests:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Monroe County show 23 new confirmed cases since the last update.

The  statistics released on Sunday show that 10 of those new confirmed cases involve people between the ages of 20 and 30.

There were no new deaths since the previous report. The total is 269 to date.

76 individuals are hospitalized, with 10 patients in the ICU on a ventilator. That number has remained low in the last several years, and it has remained at 10 patients since last Wednesday.

www.nbc.com/meethepress

Only five people died from COVID-19 in New York Saturday, marking the first time since the peak of the disease in April that the daily number of deaths statewide dropped to single digits, following several weeks of decline.

Hospitalizations from the disease also dropped Saturday, bringing the total number of people requiring treatment for the disease down to 869. Of those, 145 are intubated.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Monroe County Department of Health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Eleven of the newly confirmed cases were people between the ages of 20 and 30.

Of the 3517 confirmed cases, 76 people are hospitalized. Ten patients are in the ICU on a ventilator.

The health department says it has received over 69,671 test results so far.

There were no new deaths reported. In all, 269 people have died from the illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest numbers on COVID-19 patients in Monroe County show 31 new confirmed cases.

Nearly half of the newly confirmed cases were people between the ages of 20 and 30, including 8 women and 9 men.

The figures released late Friday show 3 new deaths for a total of 269 deaths to date.

Of the 3,494 confirmed cases, 82 people are hospitalized, and 10 patients are in the ICU on a ventilator.

The number of people hospitalized is at its lowest level since May 9.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked New York state from enforcing coronavirus restrictions limiting indoor religious gatherings to 25% capacity when other types of gatherings are limited to 50%.

Judge Gary Sharpe enjoined Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Letitia James from enforcing some of the capacity restrictions put in place by executive order to contain the spread of the virus.

Will capitalism survive the pandemic? We talk with Raj Sisodia, author of "The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscious of Business to Help Save the World."

Sisodia is a founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement. We talk about his work and his thoughts on the current and future state of capitalism during the pandemic. Our guests:

  • Raj Sisodia, author of "The Healing Organization," and founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement
  • Andrew Brady, co-founder of the Rochester chapter of Conscious Capitalism, and president and chief evolutionary officer for the XLR8 Team

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