Recently, it was discovered that a more contagious subvariant of omicron, BA.2., was found in Monroe County. Now, it seems as though cases are on the rise. Yesterday, Monroe County reported 352 new COVID cases, including 261 from home test results, and hospitalizations remain steady, but they are being watched closely. Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza are urging anyone who is at high risk of severe illness to wear a KN95 or N95 mask when in public spaces.
In a statement from Monroe County, it reads: “As expected, New York State and Monroe County continue to experience an increase in the number of new COVID cases. Today, we are reporting 352 cases (including 261 home test results) in our County. At this time, we are not seeing a corresponding increase in our region’s hospitalization numbers, but we are working closely with the hospital systems to monitor the situation. We strongly advise individuals who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID to wear a KN95 or N95 mask when in public spaces, and encourage any individuals who would like an added layer of protection to do so as well.”
Source: 13 WHAM