A patient who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has died at Rochester General Hospital according to the Monroe County Department of Public Health.
Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza released the following statement on Tuesday:
“Today, I am reporting that a patient who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away at Rochester General Hospital. This is our first confirmed death related COVID-19 in Monroe County.
“Out of respect for their privacy, I cannot release details about this patient other than to say there were complicating factors that contributed to the death.
“My sincerest condolences to this patient’s family and friends.”
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, there were 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County, five of those people are currently hospitalized. Seventy-nine others are under mandatory quarantine.
Monroe County Executive Adam Bello says they will begin doing temperature checks of everyone trying to enter the county office building on Wednesday.