3 new Covid cases pushes Orleans over 400 since March

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 November 2020 at 4:29 pm

Orleans reports 25 more recoveries for people who had Covid

Orleans County has three new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, which pushes the county past 400 total cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in Albion, Barre and Murray. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 30s and 60s.

The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said this afternoon.

There are also 7 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

The county also has 25 more recoveries from Covid-19 and those people have been removed from the isolation list.

One Orleans resident remains hospitalized due to Covid.

In Genesee County there are 6 new positive cases of Covid-19 and has now had 381 positive cases.

The new positive cases reside in Batavia, Bergen, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield and Pavilion. The individuals are either in their 30s, 50s or 60s.

One of the individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Health Departments reported.

There are 16 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee also is reporting 16 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.

Genesee also has 1 person hospitalized due to Covid.

To see an online map of the confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here. There are currently 44 active case sin the three counties with 21 in Genesee, 12 in Orleans and 11 in Wyoming.

• Notice from the Health Departments: Due to Election Day there will be no press briefing, no update on the map, nor on the respective county websites. Updates will resume on Wednesday.

• State-wide Data: The statewide positivity rate is 1.70 percent with the positive testing rate in all Focus Zone areas at 3.50 percent. The positivity outside all Focus Zone areas is 1.48 percent.

Within the focus areas, 10,503 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 368 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 85,598 test results were reported, yielding 1,265 positives.

“New York is in the midst of a sea of division and a national Covid surge,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “All around us, the Covid infection rate is going up. You see it in states all across the nation, in countries around the globe, and in contiguous states. So we should be on high alert and we should be even more diligent, because the virus spreads across state boundaries, and we’re in the party season.”

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