Active Covid cases go from 1 a month ago to 34 now in Genesee, Orleans
The number of Covid-19 cases has jumped in Genesee and Orleans counties, especially in the past few days.
About a month ago on July 8 there was only one active case in the two counties, with one in Orleans and none in Genesee.
On Friday, there were 34 active cases in the two counties – 14 in Genesee and 20 in Orleans. On Tuesday there were 10 cases in the two counties, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.
Here are some daily updates of the active cases in the two counties the past month:
- July 8: 0 in Genesee, 1 in Orleans (1 in 2 counties)
- July 12: 4 in Genesee, 8 in Orleans (12 in 2 counties)
- July 15: 5 in Genesee, 9 in Orleans (14 in 2 counties)
- July 19: 4 in Genesee, 8 in Orleans (12 in 2 counties)
- July 22: 5 in Genesee, 4 in Orleans (9 in 2 counties)
- July 26: 3 in Genesee, 6 in Orleans (9 in 2 counties)
- July 29: 4 in Genesee, 6 in Orleans (10 in 2 counties)
- Aug. 2: 7 in Genesee, 3 in Orleans (10 in 2 counties)
- Aug. 5: 11 in Genesee, 10 in Orleans (21 in 2 counties)
- Aug. 6: 14 in Genesee, 20 in Orleans (34 in 2 counties)
“The Delta variant is the dominant strain of Covid-19 circulating in the United States right now and presumably it is here locally,” said Kristine Voss, public information office for the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. “Currently, genetic sequencing to differentiate between variants is not widely available.”
There is currently one Orleans County resident hospitalized from Orleans, and none from Genesee.
The daily Covid cases state-wide are up 10-fold in the past month. On July 6 there were 307 new cases reported in the state, and on Friday there were 3,700.
Local and state health officials urge unvaccinated people to get the vaccine. There will be several vaccination clinics next week in Genesee and Orleans, timed to help get children 12 and older vaccinated for start the school year. For more information on those clinics, click here to be directed to the Health Department website.