Genesee, Orleans report 26 new Covid cases
School staff at Kendall, Alexander and Batavia BOCES have confirmed cases
Orleans County is reporting six new cases of Covid-19 since Monday, when the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments last updated the community.
The new positive cases reside in Gaines, Barre, Clarendon and Murray. The individuals are in their 20s, 30s, 50s and 60s.
Three of the individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans has now had 408 people test positive for Covid since March.
The county is also reporting 22 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
The county also has had four more recoveries and those residents have been removed from the isolation list. Orleans has now had 232 recoveries in the community from Covid. One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
The Health Department has been notified of a positive staff member at the Kendall Central School District. The individual is under mandatory isolation. All close contacts have been identified and placed under the NYS Contact Tracers and placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from last contact with the positive individual.
Genesee County received 20 new positive cases of Covid-19 and has now had 401 positive cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Batavia, Bergen, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield and Pembroke.
The individual are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 80s. Two of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Genesee has 28 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
Genesee also is reporting 16 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list, bringing Genesee’s total recoveries to 299 in the community.
There 2 people from Genesee County currently hospitalized due to Covid.
The Health Department has been notified of 2 positive students and 1 staff member at the Alexander Middle/High School and 1 Alexander Central School District staff member. The individuals are on mandatory isolation until recovered. Contact tracing is in process for those who are considered close contacts and will be placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the positive individual.
The Health Department also has been notified of a positive staff member of the Genesee Valley BOCES, Batavia Center. The individual is on mandatory isolation until recovered. Contact tracing is in process for those who are considered close contacts and will be placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the positive individual.
Click here to see an online map of the confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. There are 74 active cases in the three counties with 39 in Genesee, 14 in Orleans and 21 in Wyoming.
Statewide Data: The statewide positivity rate is 1.59 percent. The positive testing rate in all Focus Zone areas is 2.69 percent. The positivity outside the focus zone areas is 1.42 percent.
Within the focus areas, 18,581 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 499 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 114,953 test results were reported, yielding 1,627 positives.
“The surge in cases around the country and the globe is a stark reminder that this pandemic is far from over, and while we are doing a good job keeping our positivity rate comparatively low, the numbers in Western New York are a caution flag,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re staying on top of this situation by continuing our aggressive micro-cluster strategy, expanding testing capacity and enforcing compliance of the public health law.”