Covid levels remain low in Genesee and Orleans, according to CDC

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 July 2022 at 10:47 am

Chart courtesy of the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments

The local community levels for Covid-19 remain low, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Orleans and Genesee are both at low levels. That is determined by hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new Covid-19 cases in an area.

In Genesee, the confirmed Covid cases dropped from 37 from June 22-28 to 21 from June 29 to July 5. In Orleans, the cases went up slightly from 25 to 26.

State-wide the 7-day positivity for Covid tests was at 9.20 percent on Friday. About a week earlier, the 7-day rate was 5.91 percent. Orleans is the nine-county Finger Lakes Region where the positivity rate is at 5.79 percent. Long Island has the highest rate at 10.58 percent and Central New York is the lowest at 5.64 percent.

“As we continue to monitor the numbers, I encourage all New Yorkers to keep using the tools we know that work to protect against and treat Covid-19,” Governor Hochul said in a statement on Friday. “Stay up to date on your vaccine and booster doses. If you’re a parent or guardian, talk to your pediatrician about getting your children vaccinated. Stay home if you feel sick and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for you.”