11 hospitalized due to Covid in Genesee, Orleans
Active cases increase from 81 to 99 in 2 counties since Monday
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported an increase in the number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 from three Monday to 11 today. That includes three in Orleans and eight in Genesee.
The number of active Covid cases in the two counties also is up from 81 on Monday to 99 today.
The G-O Health Departments provided the first Covid update today since Monday. There are 19 new cases in Orleans in the three days and 30 in Genesee.
The 19 new positive cases in Orleans include people in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The three Orleans residents who are hospitalized are up from one on Monday. Orleans also is reporting 18 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.
In Genesee, the 30 new cases are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 80s. The eight people who are hospitalized with Covid is up from two on Monday. Genesee is also reporting 10 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.
Orleans and Genesee are in the Finger Lakes region where the 7-day positivity rate for Covid tests is at 4.1 percent, and 3.5 percent on Wednesday when the region had 234 positive tests out of 6,634. The Capital Region currently has the highest 7-day positivity rate at 4.7 percent.
State-wide the positivity rate on Wednesday was 3.03 percent or 5,138 positive tests out of 169,710. This is the first time the state is over 5,000 new cases in a day since April 17 when there were 5,704 new cases. A year ago, there were 631 new cases in the state and the positivity rate was 0.8 percent.