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COVID-19 hospitalizations drop for fourth straight day in Monroe County

Jun 3, 2020

The number of people in hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in Monroe County fell for the fourth straight day on Wednesday, according to figures from the county public health department.

The county's peak of hospitalizations came on Sunday, when 195 people with COVID-19 were in hospitals. By Wednesday, that number had fallen to 183, the county said.

Still, public health experts across the country warned that novel coronavirus infections could climb in the coming weeks in the aftermath of recent protests against police brutality. Rochester is one of many cities where those demonstrations drew large groups of people to the streets.

In Monroe County, the health department confirmed 40 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

One more person died of COVID-19, the county said, bringing the total death toll to 228.