Active Covid cases continue to drop in Orleans, Genesee
2 counties report 27 new cases since Tuesday, and 44 more recoveries
The number of active Covid-19 cases in Genesee and Orleans counties has dropped from 94 on Tuesday to 78 today, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.
There are 27 new confirmed cases in the two counties since Tuesday, and there are 44 more recoveries, which resulted in fewer active cases.
In Orleans County there are 9 new positive cases since Tuesday for a total of 3,083 cases since March 2020.
The individuals in the new cases are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s and 60s. Orleans currently has two people hospitalized due to Covid-19.
The county is reporting 16 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.
Correction from the GO Health Departments: “We have retracted 1 positive reported on May 27 who does not live in Orleans County.”
In Genesee County there are 18 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 5,309 cases since March 2020.
The individuals with the new cases of Covid are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Genesee currently has 10 residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Genesee is reporting 28 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.
Statewide positive rate: The percent of positive tests for Covid on Thursday was 0.59 percent statewide, the lowest during the Covid-19 pandemic. The previous low was 0.65 percent on August 27, 2020.
The Finger Lakes’ 7-day average positivity fell to 1.87 percent on Thursday, bringing the individual 7-day average positivity of all 10 regions across the state below 2.0% for the first time since October 28, 2020.
Orleans and Genesee counties are both part of the Finger Lakes region. In Orleans County, the current 7-day average for percent positive with testing is 1.9 percent, while it’s 0.8 percent in Genesee. In the past 14 days, the positive test rate in Orleans is 1.8 percent and in Genesee it’s 1.2 percent.