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Monroe County COVID-19 cases continue to climb, with 36 now confirmed

Max Schulte
A University of Rochester Medical Center doctor holds a vial used to collect samples for COVID-19 testing.

Six new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Monroe County since Thursday night, the public health department said on Friday.

That brings the total number of known cases to 36.

Because of a shortage of supplies, testing facilities in the county are only analyzing samples for the highest-priority patients, public health commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza said on Thursday.

Of the six new cases, three are people younger than 40 years old.

The county said 11 people are hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses, and nearly 200 people are under mandatory quarantine.

Brett was the health reporter and a producer at WXXI News. He has a master’s degree from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
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