30 new Covid cases in Orleans, 22 in Genesee since Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2021 at 5:57 pm

Genesee County passes 5,000 Covid cases during pandemic

There are 52 more Covid-19 cases reported in Genesee and Orleans counties in the first update since Friday afternoon from the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments. The 52 new cases bring the total to 7,862 for the two counties since the pandemic started about 13 months ago.

In Orleans County the 30 new positive cases bring the total to 2,842 during the pandemic. The new cases are in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 80s.

Orleans is reporting that 3 of the new cases were people on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive

Orleans also is reporting 38 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently three Orleans County residents hospitalized due to Covid.

Of the new cases, 2 are inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility where 52 have now tested positive.

In Genesee County, the 22 new cases push the county past 5,000 for a total of 5,020 during the pandemic. Genesee has 57,280 residents, according to the 2019 Census estimate, and 8.8 percent have now tested positive for Covid since March 2020.

The new positive cases in Genesee are in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford).

Genesee is reporting 1 of the new positive individuals is a resident of the NYS Veteran’s Home, where 88 residents have now tested positive.

Genesee County is having computer issues so there is limited data for Genesee County today. More information about the county’s Covid caseload is expected on Tuesday.