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4 new Covid-19 cases in Orleans, 11 more in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 April 2020 at 4:26 pm

There are four new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Orleans County and 11 more in Genesee County, according to the Orleans and Genesee County Health Departments.

The department is breaking out the ages by decades, starting today. Previously the cases were listed as being under 65, or 65 and older.

In Orleans County, the four new positive cases bring the county’s total to 21. All 4 new cases live in the central part of the county. The cases include people in their 50s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

All of the Orleans positive cases were connected to a confirmed positive case and are in mandatory isolation the Health Department said.

Genesee County’s 11 new positive cases bring the total to 54 confirmed cases. Ten of the new cases are for people who live in the central part of the county with the other person living in the eastern part of Genesee.

The cases include one in the 20s, four people in their 30s, two in their 40s, three in their 60s, and one in the 70s.

The Health Department said they are included the age ranges broken down by decade (except those from ages 0-20) to reiterate that any age is susceptible to COVID-19 and the complications.

“Throughout the nation even young people are having serious complications which may be associated with known or unknown underlying health conditions and health behaviors such as smoking, vaping and obesity,” the Health Department said in a news release.

On Thursday the Health Department is planning a cumulative breakdown of the ages for all cases.

With the four new cases in Orleans and 11 in Genesee, contact tracing has been started with known contacts placed under mandatory quarantine. They will be swabbed for a Covid-19 test if symptoms become present.

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