Covid cases on the rise in Genesee, Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2022 at 2:08 pm

Chart from Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments

The latest data from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments shows confirmed Covid cases are on the rise locally.

In Orleans, the cases have increase from 39 from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6, to 64 from Sept. 7-13, and then 79 from Sept. 14-20. In Genesee, the cases in the past three weeks have increased from 62, 91 and 123.

Genesee also recently reported two deaths from Covid and now is at 200 Covid-related deaths in the Covid pandemic since March 2020. The State Department of Health also is reporting another Covid-related death in Orleans County, putting the Covid deaths at 121 in Orleans during the pandemic.

The federal CDC puts both Orleans and Genesee counties at medium for the community level for Covid.

Statewide Gov. Kathy Hochul is reporting today that the 7-day average of positive tests for the state was at 6.48 percent on Tuesday.

Orleans and Genesee are in the nine-county Finger Lakes Region which is at 7.32 percent positive. The Western New York region is at the highest positivity rate at 11.52 percent while New York City is the lowest at 4.89 percent.

The seven-day positivity averages for the Finger Lakes counties includes:

  • Orleans, 5.9 percent
  • Genesee, 6.6 percent
  • Livingston, 7.4 percent
  • Monroe, 6.8 percent
  • Ontario, 8.1 percent
  • Seneca, 7.0 percent
  • Wayne, 7.5 percent
  • Wyoming, 7.2 percent
  • Yates, 7.8 percent

“With tomorrow marking the official start of the fall season, I remind all New Yorkers to take the necessary steps to better protect themselves against Covid-19,” Governor Hochul said in a statement today. “Take advantage of the latest tools and resources at our disposal in order to keep our families and our communities safe. Test before gatherings or travel and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options.”