Monroe County seeing spike in COVID cases

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Monroe County is experiencing a new spike in COVID cases.

The county is reporting 352 new cases today (including 261 home tests). The 7 day average is 191 cases per day.

In a joint statement, County Executive Adam Bello and Commission of Pulic Health Dr. Michael Mendoza "strongly advise individuals who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID to wear a KN95 or N95 mask when in public spaces."

The county is not seeing a corresponding spike in hospitalizations, but is working with the hospital systems to monitor.

Still, the positivity rate for the Finger Lakes region is at 3.04%. Central New York saw a spike near or above 9% the past three days.

You can track the latest state data here.