Covid-19 update: 30 more cases in Orleans, 40 in Genesee
There are 30 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Orleans County, and 40 more in Genesee in the first update since Tuesday afternoon, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported today.
In Orleans County, the 30 new positive cases of Covid bring the county’s total to 482 cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Albion, Barre, Clarendon, Gaines, Murray, Ridgeway, Shelby and Yates.
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Ten of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans has also had five of the previous positive individuals recover and be removed from the isolation list.
The Health Department has been notified of a positive student at Holley High School, Albion High School and Lyndonville High School. All of the students were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Albion also has one staff member at the district office test positive. That person was not on quarantine prior to testing positive.
The individuals are on mandatory isolation until they recover. Contact tracing is in process for those who are considered close contacts and will be placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the positive individual.
One Orleans County resident is hospitalized due to Covid.
Genesee County received 40 new positive cases of Covid-19 and has now had 512 positive cases since March.
Due to the volume of positives, further data will be updated tomorrow, the Health Department said. Staff are working on contact tracing.
The Health Department has been notified of a positive staff member at Batavia High School. The individual is on mandatory isolation until recovered. Contact tracing is in process for those who are considered close contacts and will be placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the positive individual. The school will remain open for learning unless otherwise announced.
The Health Department has been notified of a positive student at Byron-Bergen Jr. /Sr. High School. The individual is on mandatory isolation until they recover. Contact tracing is in process for those who are considered close contacts and will be placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the positive individual. The school will remain open for learning unless otherwise announced.
Please note the Genesee County data will be updated tomorrow.
More updates from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:
• New Restrictions: Effective November 13th at 10:00 p.m. bars, restaurants and gyms, as well as State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments, must close in-person service from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily.
Effective November 13th at 10:00 p.m. indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people outside your family unit currently living at home. We will report future guidance as it is released.
Time-Distance-Masks-Hands!: In order to limit the spread of Covid-19 you need to rethink any upcoming gatherings. The more time you spend with non-household members, the more at risk of spreading the virus and putting our counties in a micro-cluster which will increase restrictions.
Even small gatherings have the potential to have an impact on our hospital systems as we are seeing an increase in hospital admissions and ICU admissions. Limit time with non-household members…Keep at least 6 feet or more…Properly wear a mask/face covering over your nose and mouth…and wash your hands frequently with soap and water or 60% alcohol hand sanitizer, as well as sanitizing frequently touched surfaces/items.
• Statewide update: The statewide positivity rate was 2.95 percent on Wednesday with 4,797 new positive cases out of 162,627 tests.
Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.86 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.53 percent. Within the focus areas, 28,906 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,406 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 133,721 test results were reported, yielding 3,391 positives.
There were 1,677 total hospitalizations from Covid in the state on Wednesday and 29 deaths, bringing the statewide total to 26,055 people who have died from Covid.
“Covid is raging nationally, setting record numbers of cases and hospitalizations with each passing day,” Cuomo said. “While New York is doing better than just about any state in the United States, we are not immune from the national trend. Now it’s up to what we do.
“There is no pre-destined future here. It’s a pure consequence of our actions. If we stay New York Tough and don’t fall subject to Covid fatigue and we stay smart through the holidays, through Thanksgiving, through Christmas, through Hanukkah, we’ll keep it under control. New Yorkers just have to continue to take it seriously. I know it has been a long time, but these next weeks are going to be key and we really need people to buckle down to fend off the tide.”