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Coronavirus in Monroe County: 219 total deaths, 25 new confirmed cases, bringing total to 2,877

Coronavirus in Monroe County: 219 total deaths, 25 new confirmed cases, bringing total to 2,877 Photo: News10NBC.

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Updated: May 31, 2020 06:08 PM
Created: April 01, 2020 04:05 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Department of Health announced Sunday one new death and 25 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 2,877.

A total of 219 people have now died from COVID-19 in Monroe County.

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As of Sunday, the county's COVID-19 dashboard shows 195 people are currently hospitalized and 19 of them are in ICU on a ventilator.

Of the 2,877  confirmed cases, 1, 706 people have recovered from the disease. The health department says 1,991 people — confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and known presumed positive COVID-19 cases — have recovered from isolation to date.

The three-day average of daily total tests taken in Monroe County is at 624 tests per day for PCR and antibody testing as of Sunday.

There have been 41,459 total PCR tests received as of Friday in Monroe County. 

Last week, the county released a breakdown of deaths and hospitalizations by age and race. Click here to see it.

The first person to die from the novel coronavirus in Monroe County was a 54-year-old man who died at Rochester General Hospital on March 17. Two of the dead were residents of the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Hopewell. One was a resident of The Hurlbut Nursing Home in Brighton. Fifteen of the dead have been residents of the Kirkhaven nursing home. The state is now reporting The Hurlbut has seven confirmed deaths and five presumed deaths and the St. John's Health Care Corporation has 16 deaths. 

The U.S. Postal Service confirms an employee at the Rochester Processing and Distribution Center tested positive for COVID-19.

County residents who believe they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can call 585-753-5555 or email COVID19@monroecounty.gov.

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