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COVID-19 town hall with County Executive Bello, Dr. Mendoza, and Rep. Morelle


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, and Rep. Joe Morelle were in the News 8 studio Thursday for a COVID-19 town hall.

In the past two days we received hundreds of questions from various people in our community. While we couldn’t get to all of them, these local leaders answered as many as they could on topics like testing, stimulus checks, information about those who have died, governmental collaboration efforts, hospital capacity, and a lot more in this wide ranging town hall.

Watch the full COVID-19 town hall in the video player above.

10th COVID-19 death in Monroe County, 390 confirmed cases, 25 patients in the ICU

Monroe County officials have reported the 10th local death from COVID-19, and there is now 390 confirmed cases.

Of the 390 cases, 70 people have been hospitalized and 25 of those patients have received treatment in an Intensive Care Unit.

To date, 94 people have resolved and been released from isolation. Department of health officials say deaths, and those who have resolved, will still be counted in the total case count.

Currently, there are 491 Monroe County residents under mandatory quarantine and 214 in isolation.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 3,768 tests have been conducted in Monroe County, with 3,378 of them coming back negative.

COVID-19 death toll in NY surpasses 2,300, more than 92,000 confirmed cases as apex looms

There are now 92,381 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday. That number is up by 8,866 from the last official count Wednesday.

To date, there have been 2,373 COVID-19 deaths in New York, that’s up from 1,941 reported Wednesday.

Of the 92,381 confirmed cases, 13,383 people have been hospitalized, and 3,396 of those patients have required treatment in an Intensive Care Unit. As of Thursday, 7,434 people with the virus have been discharged from hospital treatment.

At this time, there have been 238,965 total tests conducted in New York, including 18,031 new tests since Wednesday.

There are now confirmed COVID-19 cases in all 62 counties in New York state, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday.

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