Monroe County Health Dept. Urges Calm Amid COVID-19 Hike

Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza is saying more about the local spike in COVID-19 cases.

The health department reported 86 new cases Wednesday and 48 new cases with one additional death yesterday.

Mendoza says the recent numbers may be alarming but it doesn't mean all those people tested positive on a single day, it just means that's when the results are coming back.

He says the health department is continuing to dig deep into the data to look for trends, but that all residents need to continue doing three things.

Number one is to continue to monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and to get tested even if you think it may just be the flu or seasonal allergies.

Number two is to continue to wear a mask.

So far there have been 6,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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