Active cases take big jump in Orleans in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 January 2022 at 5:28 pm

5 Covid-related deaths reported since Dec. 30 in Genesee-Orleans

The active Covid cases is up in Orleans and Genesee counties, and the two counties also have five more Covid-related deaths since the last update on Dec. 30 from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

Genesee has four deaths – one under age 65 and three over 65, and now has 162 Covid-related deaths since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Orleans has one more Covid-related death, a person over age 65, and now has had 104 residents pass away from Covid during the pandemic.

The number of active cases in the two counties also has increased from 130 in Orleans a week ago to 298 today. Genesee is up from 218 to 272 in the past seven days.

In Orleans County there are 158 new positive cases (with 51 from home tests) since Thursday. There are also 73 more recoveries or people who completed their 10-day isolation and have been removed from mandatory isolation.

In Genesee County, there are 211 new cases and 207 more recoveries since Thursday. Genesee also passed a milestone with its 10,000 case of Covid during the pandemic. The county has now had 10,198 confirmed cases.

The number of hospitalizations since last Thursday (Dec. 30) have increased from four to six in Orleans, while Genesee has dropped from 28 to 22, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.