Active Covid cases fall in Orleans, Genesee but positivity rate still over 10%

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 December 2021 at 8:51 am

State DOH puts Covid deaths at 100 in Orleans, 150 in Genesee

The number of active Covid cases declined in both Orleans and Genesee counties in the latest update from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

In Orleans, the active cases are down from a pandemic high of 334 on Thursday to 273 on Monday. In Genesee, the cases declined from 286 to 261 in the four days.

The counties each have three more Covid deaths since Thursday and Orleans has now had 100 residents pass away from Covid during the pandemic and Genesee is at 150 deaths from Covid, according to the state Department of Health.

In Orleans County the active cases declined since Thursday with 99 new Covid cases and 158 recoveries or previous positive individuals who completed their 10-day isolation and have been removed from mandatory isolation.

The new cases since Thursday put Orleans past 6,000 cases since March 2020. The county is now at 6,061 total cases.

The new cases include individuals in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Genesee is reporting 210 new positive cases since Thursday and 229 recoveries. The county has passed 9,000 cases during the pandemic – now at 9,199 total cases.

The new cases are individuals in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Genesee’s hospitalizations due to Covid is up from 35 to 37 since Thursday while Orleans remains at 13.

The seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests in the two counties also is down slightly. Genesee is currently at 11.0 percent and Orleans at 10.5 over the previous seven days compared to 12.5 percent for Genesee and 12.2 percent for Orleans for the seven-day average on Thursday. The current state-wide positivity rate for seven days is 4.6 percent.