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Monroe County with a seven-day rolling average COVID cases positivity rate of 5.9%



Rochester, New York — The Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 255 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The county also reported 16 new deaths but did not say when they occurred.

Over the weekend, there were 412 new cases reported on Saturday and 349 new cases on Sunday.

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.

The county is averaging 311 new cases per day over the past week, with a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 5.9%, per the latest update to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard on Nov. 5.

The seven-day COVID-19 case rate was 206.26 through Nov. 6 according to the Centers for Disease Control, which it defines as high.

According to health officials, 77.4% (497,869 people) of Monroe County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 450,233 residents, or 70% of the population, are fully vaccinated as of Nov. 8, the last day an update was provided.

Monroe County’s COVID data tracker shows 243 COVID patients hospitalized and 67 in the ICU as of Nov. 6, which is the last day it was updated.

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker, 7.55% of Monroe County’s hospital beds were occupied by COVID patients, and 13.84% of Monroe County’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients as of Nov. 5.

To date, 1,455 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.

Click here to view the Monroe County COVID-19 Dashboard.

County residents who believe they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can call 585-753-5555 or email