Officials growing worried about ‘slow increase’ in COVID-19 cases in Ontario County

Officials in Ontario County are concerned with the slow increase in COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks.

The County reported 36 active cases, where residents were in isolation, as of Wednesday. There were seven new cases that day.

While not as severe as the growing number of cases in Steuben, some officials are worried about the slow increase that’s being observed in Ontario County.

“We are seeing a slow rise of COVID-19 cases similar to other counties in our region,” Ontario County Public Health Director Mary Beer said on Tuesday. “This is not unexpected with the reopening of the economy, colleges and public schools. No one town or city is being affected more than another.”

Beer added that staff members are working seven days a week investigating and isolating positive cases and are working to put contacts in quarantine as soon as possible to limit community spread.

Unsurprisingly, communities in Ontario County with the highest volume of COVID cases are the most-populated. Those include Canandaigua, Geneva, Farmington, and Victor.

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