Active Covid cases fall in past week but hospitalizations up in Genesee, Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 November 2021 at 7:14 pm

2 counties report 507 new cases in past week, and 3 more deaths

The number of active Covid cases is down from a week ago but the number of people hospitalized due to Covid has increased in both Genesee and Orleans counties.

A week ago the two counties combined for 633 active cases, the most during the Covid pandemic dating back to March 2020.

Today, there are 463 active cases with 222 in Orleans (down from 237 a week ago) and 241 in Genesee (down from 396 on Nov. 22).

The two counties both have an increase in people hospitalized due to Covid. Orleans is at 15, up from 12 a week ago and four on Nov. 18. Genesee has 30 residents hospitalized from Covid, an increase from 19 a week ago and 9 on Nov. 18.

The two counties have had 507 more people test positive for Covid in the past seven days, the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments reported today.

Orleans has 200 more cases in the past week, and 210 more recoveries or people who completed their 10-day isolation and have been removed from mandatory isolation.

Genesee has 307 new cases in the past seven days, and 459 more recoveries.

Orleans also had a resident under age 65 pass away from Covid, while Genesee has two more deaths, who were people over age 65. According to the state, Orleans has now had 96 people die from Covid and Genesee has had 144 since March 2020.

Orleans and Genesee continue to have a positive Covid test rate well above the state average. The 7-day average for positive Covid tests in the state is 4.12 percent. However, that positive rate over seven days is 12.6 percent in Genesee and 11.7 percent in Orleans. Wyoming County currently has the highest positivity rate in the state at 14.7 percent over the previous seven days.