The Centers for Disease Control is expanding who can be tested for the Coronavirus.
That news came as Monroe County confirmed that a patient at Rochester General Hospital was being treated for it.
On Tuesday, the Center from Disease Control announced loosened restrictions on testing criteria nationwide.
Clinicians can now look at how many cases there are in the area, and take that into consideration; evaluate the nature of the individual’s illness; look at other relevant history for the individual; and take into account risks like work-related issues.
New York State Public Health Commissioner Howard Zucker was satisfied with the move to expand.
“We don’t want people to feel that they’d have to stand in some line to get a test, we’re going to work on making sure people are tested,” Zucker said.