Local Covid cases decline in past week, but still third most during pandemic
There are more than 1,200 more confirmed Covid cases in Genesee and Orleans counties in the past seven days. That is the third most during a week of the pandemic, but is still down from the previous two weeks. That is 1,266 cases from Jan. 19-25, down from 1,659 the previous week, and the 2,703 from Jan. 5-11, the most during the pandemic.
Orleans County is reporting 521 new cases in the past week (Jan. 19-25), which is down from 645 the previous week and 855 from Jan. 5-11. Those cases include 122 at-home tests in the past week, which was preceded by 173 (Jan. 12-18) and 233 (Jan. 5-11).
Genesee County has 745 new cases in the past week, which is down from 1,014 from Jan. 12-18, and 1,848 from Jan. 5-11. Those cases include 229 at-home tests in the past week, which was preceded by 199 (Jan. 12-18) and 325 (Jan. 5-11).
Genesee County has also had five more Covid-related deaths in the past week and Orleans two more. Genesee has now had 174 Covid-related deaths and Orleans 107 during the pandemic, which started in March 2020.