Covid in Orleans continues to decline with 13 new cases in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 March 2022 at 8:47 am

Chart from Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments.

The number of new confirmed Covid cases in Orleans County declined again in seven days (March 9-15). There were 13 new cases in Orleans, down from 15 the previous week.

In the past seven weeks in Orleans the cases have dropped from 255 from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 157 from Feb. 2-8, 84 from Feb. 9-15, 41 from Feb. 16-22, 29 on Feb. 23 to March 1, 15 from March 2-8, and then 13.

Genesee County also has seen a steady decline of cases until the past week, when they increased from 25 to 38.

Both Orleans and Genesee are considered to be at low Covid community levels, according to the CDC.

The 51 cases in both counties in the past week is far fewer than the Covid peak in early January when there 2,703 cases in the two counties from Jan. 5-11.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting one more Covid-related death in Orleans County, bringing that total to 113 during the two years of the pandemic. Genesee County has 184 Covid-related deaths during the pandemic, according to the G-O Health Departments.

Paul Pettit, public health director for Genesee and Orleans counties, continues to urge people to get vaccinated from Covid to protect themselves and help bring an end to the pandemic.