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1,028 new COVID-19 cases reported in Monroe County



Rochester, New York — According to the Monroe County COVID-19 dashboard, 1,028 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday.

Officials also reported 296 regional COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday, including 24 in an ICU.

The county is now averaging 671 new cases per day over the past week.

According to Monroe County Director of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza, most of those testing positive have had mild symptoms or been asymptomatic.

“The rise in cases here has not led to a rise in hospitalizations … yet,” Dr. Mendoza said. “We don’t want to overly alarm the public about something that may not be that significant yet, based on what we’re seeing.”

As of Monday, 72% of the county’s population had completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.