Yesterday’s 18 new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases for Monroe County put the 7-day rolling average at 8.7 confirmed cases per day.
That’s about 2.5 more cases per day than the highest 7-day rolling average back in April.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Monroe County now stands at 294.
The increased raw number of confirmed cases comes in the context of increased numbers of tests in the county. Hospitalizations and deaths in the county are not showing an increase similar to the higher number of confirmed cases.
That’s similar to the statewide picture: Confirmed positive cases are showing increased numbers, along with higher testing numbers, while death numbers and hospitalizations continue to decline.
But a key stat shows that not all of the increased confirmed positive cases can be chalked up to increased testing numbers.
The rolling 7-day rolling average rate of positive tests—the percentage of tests that come back positive for COVID-19—has increased in Monroe County from under 2 percent on June 26 to around 3.5 percent through July 1.
For the same period, the 7-day rolling rate of positive tests statewide has increased from around 5 percent to about 6 percent. Continue reading “Monroe County like rest of state: Bump in COVID-19 numbers somewhat outpaces testing; deaths, hospitalizations declining”