CDC COVID tracker map shows widespread improvement in New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Only a couple weeks after most of the state was in the highest alert level, the latest CDC COVID-19 tracking map shows cases starting to come down.

Monroe County is still in the highest category (orange), but Orleans, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, and Yates are now at the medium level (yellow). Most of western NY remains high, including Genesee County.

An orange level comes with the CDC recommendation that everyone wear a mask indoors. Medium, or yellow, means masks are recommended if you are at high risk for severe illness.