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Monroe County records one new COVID-19 death

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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.

The number of people in hospitals and on ventilators with COVID-19 each dropped by one on Monday, according figures from the health department. There were 75 people hospitals and 9 on ventilators, the health department said.

These are the lowest numbers the county has recorded in months.

Brett Dahlberg is a health reporter for WXXI News, a media partner of CITY. He can be reached at bdahlberg@wxxi.org.

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