Health Department reports 1 more death, 9 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 at Villages

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2020 at 7:30 pm

ALBION – The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion has nine more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total at the nursing home in Albion to 87.

One more resident has also died from Covid-19, bringing the total deaths at The Villages to 21 from Covid-19, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this evening.

“Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very sad and difficult time,” the local health department said.

The New York State Department of Health swabbed all residents and employees of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center this past week to test for Covid-19, the local health department said.

Orleans County is reporting 12 total new cases today, with three others besides the nine at The Villages. That brings the total confirmed cases to 166 in the county.

Neighboring Genesee County also has two more cases today for a total of 171 cases.

Orleans County now has nearly as many as Genesee even though Genesee is about 50 percent larger than Orleans. Genesee had a population of 58,171 in the 2019 Census estimate, while Orleans had 40,352 residents, according to the 2019 estimate.

The Villages accounts for 52 percent of the cases in Orleans County. In Genesee County, the federal detention center in Batavia represents 49 of the cases, or 29 percent of the total. The detention center is Genesee largest number of cases outside of the residents in the community.

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