Active Covid cases in 2 counties drop from 78 to 22 in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 June 2021 at 5:07 pm

New cases since Tuesday include 7 in Orleans, 11 in Genesee

The number of active Covid cases in Genesee and Orleans counties has dramatically dropped from 78 a week ago to 22 today, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

The number of recoveries from Covid continues to outpace the new Covid infections. The two counties hit their Covid peak in January for active cases. Orleans had its most on Jan. 7 with 279, while Genesee was at 241 on Jan. 22.

In Orleans County there are 7 new positive cases of Covid since the last update on Tuesday. That brings the total to 3,091 cases since March 2020. The new cases are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

There currently aren’t any hospitalizations in Orleans due to Covid.

Orleans also is reporting 28 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.

In Genesee County there 11 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 5,323 cases since March 2020. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

Genesee currently has 3 residents hospitalized due to Covid.

The county has 15 more people who completed their 1o- day isolation and have been removed from mandatory isolation.

Statewide data: The statewide positivity of 0.42 percent (779 positive tests out of 187,686 tests) is the lowest single-day positive rate during the pandemic.

The 7-day positivity average of 0.56 also is the lowest during the pandemic. It marks the 60thstraight day of decline, down 84 percent from the previous peak of 3.57 percent on April 4, and down 93 percent from the post-holiday peak of 7.94 percent on Jan. 4, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

There are also 916 patients hospitalized in the state due to Covid, the lowest since Oct. 17.

“We’re working night and day to beat back this pandemic and reach the light at the end of the tunnel, but the key remains vaccinations and we need to get as many shots in arms as possible in every corner of this state,” Cuomo said. “Our numbers are trending in the right direction and much of the economy has been reopened but we cannot lose sight of our vaccination goals. For everyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated, remember that you don’t just protect yourself with the shot—you protect family, friends and our state, so make an appointment or walk into a site today.”