Health Department reports 2 more deaths from Covid-19 in county

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 May 2020 at 4:44 pm

Orleans also has 11 more recoveries from virus

Two more people have died from Covid-19 in Orleans County, the local health department is reporting this afternoon. Both people were residents of the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina, which has now had six of its residents pass away from Covid-19.

The two deaths bring the county’s total to 33 due to Covid-19, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting this afternoon.

Orleans County has five more new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the county’s total to 208.

Of the five new cases, one resides in Ridgeway, one in Yates, one in Shelby and one in Albion. The other new case is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, which has now had 31 residents test positive.

Of the new positive cases in the county, one individual is in the 20s, one in the 30s, another in the 40s, one in the 60s and the one in the 80s.

None of the new positive cases were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Health Department said.

Of the previous cases in the community, 11 more people have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 70.

There are 20 people currently hospitalized from Orleans County due to Covid-19.

Genesee County has one new positive case of Covid-19, for 181 cases. The new  confirmed case is a person who lives in Batavia who is in the 50s. The person was not on mandatory quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

Genesee has had four more recoveries, bringing the total to 116 who have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.

In Genesee, two of the active positive cases are hospitalized.

Click here to view the online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. That map shows there are 13 active cases in Orleans in the community (not counting residents of facilities), 10 in Genesee and three in Wyoming.

More information from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

The facility breakdown is only showing the total positive cases from those facilities from where there was a positive swab for Covid-19. Facilities will be added if there is a positive case of Covid-19.

Because the local health departments don’t follow the positive cases for facilities, we cannot report any recoveries from the facilities with positive cases of Covid-19. If a regulated facility from either of the 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, hospitals, etc.

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