Just when you thought it was totally safe and regional numbers were dropping, the COVID pandemic rears its ugly head and emerges once again.
According to the Wayne County Heath Department, the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 is now at 9,851.
The Department confirmed that since Wednesday’s (11/24) report the County had 115 new cases 23 out of 115 new cases are among children (20%).
‘Out of our 9,666 positive cases, we have 9,239 cases resolved/recovered, 642 cases remain active and recovering, and we have had 85 deaths of people related to COVID-19. Currently, we have 28 cases in need of hospitalization’, reported Ryan Mulhern.
To date, Wayne County Public Health has administered 12,035 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 11,538 individuals have been fully vaccinated specifically through WCPH Clinics.
Still some school classes are being shuttered and quarantines due to exposure are occurring around the county.
Monroe County reported 607 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. Health leaders say one reason for the surge in new cases was more people getting tested ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings.
New York State’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers went into effect Monday, as hundreds of healthcare workers have left their jobs, choosing to resign rather than getting vaccinated.
Rochester Regional says 350 workers, both full and part-time, left their jobs in the Rochester and St. Lawrence regions rather than get the shot by the Monday deadline.
At UR Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital had 240 employees resign. At Highland Hospital, 50 resigned, while 43 resigned from Thompson Health.
Meanwhile, the spike in COVID cases has jumped throughout the Finger Lakes Region, mainly from unvaccinated individuals. Recently released federal data on breakthrough cases shows: As of early September, cases in 14 states across the nation were six times higher in unvaccinated people.