Active Covid cases fall to lowest level in 2 months locally
Recoveries outpacing new cases in Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming
The number of active cases in Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties has fallen to its lowest level in about two months. There are currently 242 active cases in the three counties with 83 in Orleans County, 91 in Genesee and 68 in Wyoming.
A month ago on Jan. 7 there were 718 active cases in the three counties. (Click here to see a three-county database about Covid cases.)
The 83 in Orleans compares with a pandemic high of 279 on Jan. 7. It’s also the fewest active cases in Orleans since there were 77 on Dec. 4.
The 91 in Genesee County is the lowest number in the county since there were 89 on Nov. 12. Genesee, as recently as Jan. 22, had 241 active cases.
Wyoming County today is reporting 68 actives cases, which is down from its pandemic high of 202 on Jan. 8. Wyoming was at 67 active cases on Friday, the lowest since 70 on Dec. 1 and 58 on Nov. 30.
Orleans reports 26 new Covid cases, Genesee 33 more since Friday
In its first update since Friday, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments today are reported 26 new positive cases in Orleans County and 33 more in Genesee.
In Orleans County the 26 new confirmed cases bring the total to 2,291 positive cases since last March.
The positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
Of the new cases, 6 were on quarantine prior to testing positive.
The new cases include 7 residents of The Villages of Orleans Health & Rehab in Albion and 3 inmates at the Orleans Correctional Facility, a men’s prison in Albion.
“Orleans County is currently seeing an increase of positive cases in non-county regulated facilities, which is increasing the daily positivity rate,” the Health Departments said in an afternoon news briefing.
Orleans also is reporting 44 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Three of the current positive individuals are hospitalized, the Health Departments said.
In Genesee County the 33 new positive cases bring the total to 3,958 confirmed cases since last March.
The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
Genesee is reporting 57 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee has 18 residents currently hospitalized due to Covid.