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Dr. Mendoza: Near-linear growth curve is ‘almost too good to be true’


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mike Mendoza said that despite the increase in deaths due to COVID-19 in Monroe County, he is hopeful.

In tweets Tuesday Dr. Mendoza said that efforts of social distancing from two weeks ago are why the numbers currently “look good.” In order to keep this trend, he said social distancing efforts need to be continued or the impacts will be seen in another couple of weeks.

There were five new deaths due to COVID-19 in Monroe County Tuesday, along with 570 confirmed cases.

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