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Monroe County has lowest COVID-19 case rate in country for communities with more than 500,000 people – RochesterFirst

Locally, Monroe County has had 6,137 cases of coronavirus, including 33 in the past 24 hours.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza gave an update on the coronavirus pandemic in Monroe County Thursday.
This briefing kicked off a new weekly series of virtual briefings with media where the two public officials will provide regular updates on the status of the county’s COVID-19 response efforts, as well as ways to keep residents safe.
Citing a New York Times study, County Executive Bello said that Monroe County has th…

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986 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 30 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 143,927.
There were 17,966 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 5.49% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed 30 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,589.
More than 5.4 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the…

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Can mouthwash protect against coronavirus? Experts discuss results of viral study – Fox News

Before you stockpile Listerine, take the findings of a recent study with a grain of salt — at least until the results are replicated in a human clinical trial,…

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Before you stockpile Listerine, take the findings of a recent study with a grain of salt — at least until the results are replicated in a human clinical trial, several experts told Fox News. 
A new study conducted by researchers with Penn State College of Medicine and recently published in the Journal of Medical Virology found that mouthwash and oral rinses can “inactivate” human coronaviruses, with the study authors hypothesizing that these common dental hygiene products could possibly help to…

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Coronavirus in Oregon: 373 new cases reported, with 11 deaths – OregonLive

The Oregon Health Authority announced 373 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 Thursday, as the daily case count remained elevated during Oregon’s second…

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The Oregon Health Authority announced 373 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the daily case count remained elevated during Oregons second peak of the virus.
Weekly averages have exceeded 300 new cases a day since Oct. 7.
On Thursday, 11 more deaths from associated withCOVID-19 were announced, bringing the total from the virus to 646.
It was the fourth day since the beginning of the pandemic with 11 reported deaths. Only one day — July 28, when 13 deaths were announced…

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