Genesee, Orleans report 249 more Covid cases in 3 days

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 November 2021 at 8:05 am

Genesee and Orleans counties combined are reporting 249 more Covid cases from Monday to Thursday, with 133 in Genesee and 116 in Orleans.

The number active cases remains near a record high during the pandemic at 577 in the two counties. That is down slightly from the 581 on Monday, when the two counties combined had their most cases since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Genesee is at 298 active cases (down from 326 on Monday) and Orleans is at 279 (up from 255 on Monday).

Orleans has four people in the hospital from Covid, and the county is reporting 91 more recoveries, or previous positive individuals who completed their 10-day isolation and were removed from mandatory isolation.

Genesee currently has nine people hospitalized due to Covid and reported 159 more recoveries.

The seven-day positivity rate for Covid tests in Orleans was at 11.3 percent on Thursday, and Genesee is at 9.1 percent. That is well above the state’s 7-day average of 3.58 percent.

Orleans no longer has the highest 7-day average. Washington County is the highest at 12.9 percent, followed by Fulton at 12.8 percent, and Cattaraugus at 12.1 percent.