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Monroe County has 8 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

WHECTV
Updated: March 16, 2020 08:49 AM
Created: March 15, 2020 07:17 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There are eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monroe County.

Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza made the announcement Sunday night, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 10.

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Mendoza says four of the cases have a clear connection to Greece Arcadia Middle School, all adults, not students. An employee of the Greece Athena High School has also been diagnosed. The school is working to identify high-risk individuals associated with that person.  Families throughout the district are being asked to monitor their symptoms. Mendoza has advised the district to postpone any face-to-face meetings between faculty and staff. 

The children of one of these newly diagnosed cases are enrolled at the Unique Child Day Care Center on Meigs Street in Rochester. That center has been ordered to close for 48 hours. 

There is also a positive test involving the employee at The Friendly Home on East Ave in Brighton. The employee, who lives in Ontario County, does not provide direct care to residents. The individual recently traveled to Miami, Florida and is isolated at home. 

Mendoza says they are also working to determine if there are any locations where the general public could have been exposed.

One patient is in Rochester General Hospital, one patient is in Unity Hospital, one patient is in Highland Hospital and five patients are at home, according to Mendoza.

Additionally, one City of Rochester firefighter that responded to an EMS call for one of new confirmed cases was potentially exposed to coronavirus, and as a precaution is self-quarantining, according to Mendoza. The firefighter is currently asymptomatic.

All patients are currently in isolation.

This story is developing, tune in to News10NBC for more updated information.

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