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A Monroe County resident has died from West Nile virus.

It’s the only death from the disease in New York state so far this year, according to the most recent data from the state health department.

Only two other counties in the state outside of New York City, where data is tracked separately, have documented a case of the virus this year. Both of those are downstate counties, with one reported case each.