Monroe County's COVID cases up 43%; New York cases surge 56%
New coronavirus cases leaped in New York in the week ending Sunday, rising 56% as 6,194 cases were reported. The previous week had 3,970 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
New York ranked 33rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 66% from the week before, with 226,012 cases reported. With 5.84% of the country's population, New York had 2.74% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 50 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Many places did not report cases and deaths around the Fourth of July, which would shift those cases into the following week and make week-to-week comparisons inaccurate.
Monroe County reported 133 cases and two deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 93 cases and two deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 69,448 cases and 1,117 deaths.
Ontario County reported nine cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 13 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 7,436 cases and 93 deaths.
Wayne County reported one case and one death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported seven cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 5,806 cases and 73 deaths.
Livingston County reported two cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported three cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 4,545 cases and 60 deaths.
Orleans County reported five cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported four cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 3,134 cases and 83 deaths.
Genesee County reported four cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported three cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 5,449 cases and 124 deaths.
Within New York, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Richmond, New York and Kings counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Kings County, with 1,188 cases; Queens County, with 825 cases; and New York County, with 812. Weekly case counts rose in 42 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Kings, New York and Nassau counties.
New York ranked 14th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 61.7% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 56%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, New York reported administering another 231,290 vaccine doses, including 116,890 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 242,376 vaccine doses, including 113,854 first doses. In all, New York reported it has administered 22,465,278 total doses.
Across New York, cases fell in 13 counties, with the best declines in Wayne, Ontario and Steuben counties.
In New York, 40 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 34 people were were reported dead.
A total of 2,126,680 people in New York have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 53,775 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 34,079,960 people have tested positive and 609,019 people have died.
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