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For first time in 4 months, no one hospitalized with Covid-19 in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 July 2020 at 4:56 pm

The chart says it was from July 23, but it was updated for today, July 24.

Orleans County hit a milestone today in the fight against Covid-19. For the first time in four months, there isn’t an county resident hospitalized with Covid-19. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported the first hospitalization on March 24.

Since that day, there was at least one county resident in the hospital every day. On Thursday, there will two people hospitalized with Covid-19 from Orleans.

The daily briefings from the Health Departments show there were as many as 20 hospitalized from the county on May 26. A month ago on June 24 the county had 13 residents in the hospital due to Covid-19.

The Health Departments in today’s update report there is one new case of Covid-19, a person in the 50s from Albion. The positive individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The county has now had 273 people test positive for Covid-19 during the pandemic.

The Health Departments also report 8 more people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County is reporting three more confirmed cases with residents from Batavia, LeRoy, and Pembroke. One of the positive individuals is under age 20 and two people are in their 50s.

One of the positive individuals was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Genesee has now had 249 people test positive for Covid-19.

The county also has six more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. No one from Genesee is currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Department:

• Travel Advisory: New York is requiring travelers from the following 31 states with high coronavirus rates to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines. These states may change at any time.

• Traveler Health Form: For all out-of-state travelers from NYS restricted states, whether arriving by land or air, must self-identify by completing a traveler health form or be subject to a $2,000 fine. Click here for the traveler health form.

Alcohol Sales Guidance: Executive Order 202.52 in effect starting July 17 requires all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, manufacturers with tasting rooms, etc.) shall not serve alcoholic beverages unless such alcoholic beverage is accompanied by the purchase of a food item by each patron in a seated party.

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