Wednesday, November 25, Monroe County Coronavirus Cases - There are 340 new coronavirus cases for a total of 2,219 active cases in Monroe County, and 0 new deaths for a total of 315 deaths, according to the Monroe County Health Department. The 7-day rolling average of new cases has increased to 320 new cases per day. The 7-day average positivity rate remains 3.5%.
The New York State micro-cluster action initiative is categorized into yellow, orange, and red zones. Governor Cuomo recently designated parts of the City of Rochester, Irondequiot, Brighton, and Gates in Monroe County as an Orange zone.Read what yellow, orange, and red zones mean
Coronavirus cases are rising in the Finer Lakes and Western New York regions according to New York State data. The 7-day average positivity rate in the Finger Lakes is at 3.3. Western New York is 2.9%.
"COVID fatigue is creeping up and there are serious caution flags in Western New York, the Finger Lakes, and in other communities across the state," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It is more important than ever that we be vigilant. Wear masks, wash your hands, adhere to social distancing rules, and enforce the public health guidelines that are there to save lives.”
As cases rise statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that additional measures are being taken at bars, restaurants, gyms, and for private gatherings, effective Nov. 13 at 10 p.m.
New York State has replaced its travel advisory list with a new policy for travelers entering New York. Travelers who have been out of the state for 24 hours or more must:
Those who choose not to get tested must quarantine for 14 days. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers who are traveling out of state for less than 24 hours must also take a COVID-19 test within four days of arrival. However, this rule does not apply to New Yorkers returning from New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care locations accept walk-in evaluations and will test based on the testing criteria. Learn more about who can get tested, where you can get tested, and how much a test costs, in our new COVID-19 testing guide.
The next two phases of the coronavirus vaccine trial have begun at Rochester General Hospital (RGH) after the successful completion of phase 1. RGH is one of four sites nationwide participating in the study, alongside the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).
All Rochester Regional Health hospital facilities are implementing new visitor restrictions, including visitor screening requirements, following state and local Department of Health recommendations.
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Monday, November 23, 2020
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Monday, November 23, 2020
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