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Monroe County sees 4th death, COVID-19 cases increase to 148

WHECTV
Updated: March 26, 2020 07:02 PM
Created: March 26, 2020 10:27 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County has confirmed a fourth COVID-19 related death, and six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 148.

The new data released Thursday evening says that 32 people are hospitalized with the disease associated with the new coronavirus, with 19 of those patients in the ICU. Ten people have recovered from the disease, an increase of eight from Wednesday's numbers.

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The Monroe County Health Department has 545 people in mandatory quarantine and isolation.

The six new cases include:

-    1 boy under 10
-    1 woman in her 20s
-    1 man in his 30s
-    1 man in his 40s
-    1 woman in her 60s
-    1 man in his 90s

The county has created a map of the cases by zip code.

The first person to die in Monroe County was a 54-year-old man who died at Rochester General Hospital on March 17. Health officials confirmed on March 23 that another person died at Unity Hospital. The third patient died at Strong Memorial Hospital, health officials announced on March 24. 

The health department is asking people who have recently traveled to New York City to self-quarantine for 14 days when they come back.

County residents who believe they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can call 585-753-5555 or email COVID19@monroecounty.gov.

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