Monroe County has its first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza learned Wednesday night.
The patient is in involuntary quarantine at home and is “recovering nicely,” according to a statement from the county.
“This case is the result of travel from a high risk area, and not a result of local transmission,” according to the release. “It is not related to the students under quarantine at SUNY Brockport. The investigation is ongoing.”
Mendoza said on Friday the patient rode on Greyhound bus #252 in Rochester, wearing a mask and gloves.
They have successfully contacted seven other riders who got off the bus with the patient. So far, none of them have symptoms and theyre are in self-quarantine. There are still four riders who haven't been contacted, however.
The Greyhound bus started in New York City, arrived in Rochester, continued to Batavia, Buffalo, and eventually Toronto.
If you or someone you know was on the bus, call 753-5164, option 1, or 753-5905 on nights and weekends.
Officials say the risk of infection remains low in Monroe County.