Rochester Ranks High In Low COVID Numbers For Cities Our Size & Larger

October 16, 2020

According to Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County has the lowest rate of COVID-19 cases in the country when counting communities that have more than 500,000 people living there.
“We’ve seen new cases go up recently in the past few weeks, but that’s mainly attributed to an increase in testing locally,” Dr. Mendoza said. “We’re essentially doing greater surveillance in the community as a result of all this testing and I think that shows when you look at the overall testing numbers going up, but the actual percentage of those tests that are positive is holding steady for now. So I think we’re detecting those cases that have been around all along that we’re now only becoming aware of because we’re testing more.”
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