2 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County, 36 total locally, 11 hospitalized


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — There are now 36 cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County, officials announced Friday afternoon. That number is up two from last official count Friday morning.

There are currently 195 people under quarantine locally. Of the 36 cases in Monroe County, 11 have required hospital treatment.

At this time there has been one local COVID-19-related death.

Here is what we know about the current individuals locally with COVID-19:

  • 1 Male in his 20s
  • 3 Females in their 20s
  • 3 Males in their 30s
  • 1 Female in her 30s
  • 1 Male in his 40s
  • 2 Females in their 40s
  • 6 Males in their 50s
  • 2 Females in their 50s
  • 4 Males in their 60s
  • 3 Females in their 60s
  • 4 Males in their 70s
  • 2 Female in their 70s
  • 2 Males in their 80s
  • 2 Females in their 80s

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Late Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that orders barbershops, hair salons, and tattoo and piercing studios are to close on March 21 at 8 p.m. until further notice.

The order also includes other personal care related services, like nail technicians, cosmetologists, estheticians, electrolysis, and laser hair removal services.

There are 2,950 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York, bringing the state total to 7,102.

Of the 7,102 confirmed cases, 1,255 of the those affected have required hospitalization — about 18%. There have been 35 deaths in the state.

New York remains No. 1 in the nation in confirmed cases with 7,102. No. 2 is Washington state with 1,376.

“You can see New York is in a dramatically different position,” Gov. Cuomo said.

The order also includes other personal care related services, like nail technicians, cosmetologists, estheticians, electrolysis, and laser hair removal services.

At Friday’s daily briefing, the governor announced a 100% workforce reduction for all non-essential services.

“When I talk about the most drastic action we can take, this is the most drastic action we can take,” Gov. Cuomo said.

Gov. Cuomo said the 100% workforce reduction for non-essential services is not a guideline, but a legal mandate. He ordered New Yorkers to stay home and not go out for anything nonessential.

“These provisions will be enforced,” Gov. Cuomo said. “These are not helpful hints, these are not if you really want to be a great citizen. These are legal actions, and there will be civil fines and mandatory closure for businesses that are not in compliance.”

Gov. Cuomo stressed the importance of social distancing and taking this issue seriously.

“Your actions can affect my health, that’s where we are. So there is a social compact that we have. What you do can affect my health,” the governor said.

“Yes, New York has the tightest control in the country. You look at those numbers are you understand why. 15 days ago we were at 0 today we are at 2,900. Those numbers are why we are taking these actions.”

Cuomo also announced he will stop any evictions for any residential or commercial tenants for 90 days. “I know I’m going to put people out of work with what I did, I don’t want to put them out of their house.”

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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