New Covid-19 cases include 4 in Orleans, 10 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2020 at 4:21 pm

There are 14 more cases of Covid-19 in Orleans and Genesee counties, the Health Department for the two counties is reporting this afternoon.

Four of the new cases are in Orleans, with 10 in Genesee. The four new cases all include Albion residents. One person is in the 20s, one in the 40s, one in the 60s and one in the 80s. One of the new cases is a person who was on quarantine prior to developing symptoms of Covid-19.

Orleans now has 62 cases. There are four more recoveries, bringing that total to 22. Five of the current active cases include people who are hospitalized.

In Genesee County, the 10 new positive cases bring Genesee’s total to 140 cases. Of the new cases, five people cases reside in Batavia, two are from Darien, one from Alabama, one in Pavilion, and one in Pembroke.

One of the new cases is a person under age 20,  two are in their 30s, six are in their 40s, and one person is in the 50s.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting one of the positive individuals was on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. Two of the previous positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation, bringing Genesee’s total recoveries to 61. Two of the total active positive cases are people who are hospitalized.

Genesee has third death from Covid-19

Genesee County had one new death notification related to Covid-19. The individual was hospitalized and under the age of 65, the Health Department said. Genesee and Orleans have both suffered three deaths from Covid-19.

The Health Department stated the following in a news release:

Non-County Public Regulated Facilities

• In an effort to provide additional information on state and federally regulated facilities in both Genesee and Orleans counties, the health department will be adding some additional layers to our mapping tool later this week that will break out community versus (non-county regulated) public facility spread cases.

• In addition, we will be adding a chart to our websites and daily briefings that will detail the number of cases and deaths in the regulated facilities in our counties.


• There is still limited swabbing available in Genesee and Orleans counties. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider and they will determine if testing is right for you.  If the counties receive an increase in swabbing supplies and the protocol for testing is changed, we will notify the public.

Mental Health

• Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and having to socially distance yourself from someone you love can be difficult. Below are resources that can help you connect to a professional that can help you through these challenging times:

• Care + Crisis Helpline is available 24/7 at 585-283-5200 or text  ‘Talk’ to 741741

• New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

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