Genesee, Orleans now at ‘low’ for Covid community level

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 June 2022 at 11:24 am

Charts courtesy of the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered the Covid community level for both Genesee and Orleans counties from medium to low. The two counties were both put in the high community level about two months ago.

But the confirmed Covid cases have steadily been dropping. Orleans reported 15 cases total from June 15 to 21, which was down from 36 the week before. Genesee reported 34 cases, down from 43 the previous week.

Two months earlier, Orleans had 166 cases from April 20-26 while Genesee had 278 that week.

There was another Covid-related death in Genesee in the past week, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported. That brings the total Covid deaths to 192 in Genesee and 119 in Orleans since March 2020.

The cases have been steadily dropping in recent weeks in Orleans County.

The 34 cases in the past week are 13 percent of the 261 six weeks earlier.