covid-19

COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in a week among detainees at Batavia detention center

Eleven detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus at an immigration detention center in Batavia as of Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases...
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Thu, 04/16/2020 - 1:46am
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One new death from COVID-19 in Monroe County as number of recovered patients passes 500

The Monroe County public health department confirmed another death from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total known death toll to 57 as of Wednesday...
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Wed, 04/15/2020 - 8:52pm
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Pandemic having significant effect on 2020 census; NY has $880B at stake

The U.S. census, that constitutionally mandated once-a-decade count of every resident, is still being conducted this year -- though it’s not going...
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Wed, 04/15/2020 - 1:50pm
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URMC lab begins testing some people with no symptoms of COVID-19

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s pathology lab has begun processing coronavirus tests for nursing home residents who have no symptoms of...
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Wed, 04/15/2020 - 2:59pm
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University of Rochester announces some financial belt-tightening due to impacts of the pandemic

Rochester’s largest employer is announcing steps that it will take to deal with financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. University of...
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Wed, 04/15/2020 - 12:22pm
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As critical COVID-19 cases grow, local doctors train for difficult conversations

Dr. Rob Horowitz heard two very different reactions from two young, immunocompromised men when he asked them what kind of medical care they would want...
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Tue, 04/14/2020 - 4:02pm
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Six more die from COVID-19 in Monroe County as number of hospitalized holds steady

The day after the Monroe County public health department reported a 24-hour period with no COVID-19 deaths, the death toll climbed by six in one day....
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Tue, 04/14/2020 - 1:40pm
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Monroe County records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since April 1

Data from the Monroe County public health department on Monday showed no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the county over the last 24 hours. It’s...
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Mon, 04/13/2020 - 2:34pm
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Education before enforcement to encourage social distancing, says county executive

Monroe County will dispatch law enforcement officers to gatherings that violate New York’s social distancing guidelines, County Executive Adam Bello...
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Mon, 04/13/2020 - 3:44pm
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Local hospital staff reusing masks to conserve supply

Administrators at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health have instructed staff to reuse masks in an effort to preserve...
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Fri, 04/10/2020 - 2:36pm
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