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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On Thursday, Monroe County reported 373 new cases of coronavirus, an all-time high for new daily cases. County officials warn that numbers could rise even more if people are not careful around Thanksgiving.

The holiday is next week, and the debate over enforcing how many people can gather in a home has been a hot topic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest numbers from the Monroe County Health Department show there were 32 new positive cases of the coronavirus and one new death. The numbers released on Sunday show that 167 people are hospitalized and 17 of them are in the ICU on a ventilator.

The total number of deaths in Monroe County from COVID-19 is now at 236.

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Monroe County and the Finger Lakes region are mostly on track to continue reopening the economy, County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza said Tuesday. But, he also noted some reservations about rising numbers of hospitalized people and signs that distancing practices are not universal.