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337 new COVID cases in Monroe County



Rochester, New York — The Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 337 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

A New York State web page tracks which variants of the virus are spreading in New York and another one tracks breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people. To see all COVID-19 data, click here.

The county is averaging 237 new cases per day over the past week, with a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 4.6%, per the latest update to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard on Nov. 3.

The seven-day COVID-19 case rate was 220.82 through Nov. 3 according to the Centers for Disease Control, which it defines as high.

According to health officials, 77% (495,240 people) of Monroe County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 447,155 residents, or 69.6% of the population, are fully vaccinated as of Nov. 1, the last day an update was provided.

Monroe County’s COVID data tracker shows 266 COVID patients hospitalized and 62 in the ICU as of Nov. 2, which is the last day it was updated.

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker, 8.05% of Monroe County’s hospital beds were occupied by COVID patients, and 14.48% of Monroe County’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients as of Nov. 2.

To date, 1,439 people in Monroe County have died from COVID-19 since March 2020. The county says between March 1, 2021, and Oct. 31, 2021, a total of 198 COVID-19 related deaths were reported: 93% of the deaths in patients younger than 65 were not fully vaccinated and 71% of patients 65 and older were not fully vaccinated.

The Monroe County Department of Public Health resumed providing an update on new COVID-19 cases every weekday on July 27. The CDC’s numbers are updated daily but lag by several days.