Health Department reports 1 more death from Covid-19 at The Villages

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 May 2020 at 4:37 pm

15 residents have now died at nursing home in Albion from coronavirus

The local health department is reporting one more death from Covid-19 at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion. That brings the total confirmed deaths due to coronavirus at the nursing home to 15.

“Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual at this very sad time,” the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said in a news release this afternoon.

There is also one more confirmed case of Covid-19 at The Villages, bringing that total to 58.

The county has four new positive cases of Covid-19, with three others outside of the nursing home. That brings the county’s total positive cases to 109.

None of the three were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

Two of the new positive cases reside in Ridgeway and one of the new positive cases is in Shelby.

Among the four cases, one individual is in the 40s, two are in their 50s and one individual is in the 80s or older, the Health Departments reported.

Genesee County 3 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 157 positive cases.

Two of the positive cases reside in Pembroke and one resides in Batavia. One individual is in the 20s and the other two are in their 30s.

Two of the newly positive individuals were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

Five of the total active positive cases in Genesee County are hospitalized.

“We have removed a ‘positive/recovered’ individual that was determined to be a false-positive result,” the Health Departments said. “Therefore, the total positive case number will be one less and has been adjusted in our data. No further information will be shared.”

The facility breakdown is only showing those facilities from where there has been a positive swab for Covid-19.  Facilities will be added when and if there is a positive case of Covid-19.

If a regulated facility from either of our counties is not listed, there are no positive cases of Covid-19.  The local health departments do not have oversight with many regulated facilities, which may include nursing homes, correctional facilities and hospitals.

• New York State is seeking contact tracers.  If you are interested in this position, click here to apply to be a part of the NYS Contact Tracing team. This is a moment of crisis and New York needs our help as soon as possible.

• The Nursing Home hotline number is 833-249-8499 or click here for the link to the online form.

Prepping for Re-opening Our Region:  The Health Departments have developed a guide to use in developing business or organizations re-opening plans.

Click here for a re-opening guidance and fact sheet in response to Covid-19 developed by the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. For further information on the NYS Plans, click here.

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