New Covid-19 cases reported today include 28 in Orleans, 62 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 December 2020 at 4:52 pm

There are 90 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported today in Genesee and Orleans counties. The two counties also have 58 recoveries from Covid, thr genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

In Orleans County there are 28 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 931 cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in Albion, Barre, Carlton, Kendall, Ridgeway and Shelby. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

Of the new cases, 10 of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The county is also reporting 25 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Orleans also is reporting 2 of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

• Albion Central School was informed today that a staff member in the elementary school tested positive for Covid-19. The last day the staff member was in school was Friday, Dec. 11.

Contact tracing and the quarantine of students and staff members was implemented according to health department guidelines, the school district stated on its website.

• Kendall Central School is reporting its first high school student has tested positive for Covid-19. The student was last in school on Thursday, Dec. 10. Health Department contact tracers will contact people if they are deemed a close contact and need to quarantine, the district stated.

Kendall also reported later in the day a second student at the Junior-Senior High School has tested positive and the Health Department will soon start contact tracing to see if there are any close contacts.

In Genesee County there are 62 new positive cases, bringing the total to 1,572 positive cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Alexander, Batavia, Bergen, Bethany, Byron, Darien, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield, Pavilion and Pembroke.

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Of the new cases, 12 are in nursing homes, including the first six cases at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. There were also six new cases at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Batavia, and one new confirmed case at the VA Medical Center.

Genesee is reporting 33 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Genesee has 24 residents hospitalized due to complications from Covid, which is the highest its had during the pandemic.

• 3-county data (active cases increase from Tuesday): Click here to see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. There are currently 446 active cases in the three counties, which is up from 417 on Tuesday. The 446 is three shy of the pandemic high of 449 on Dec. 7 and Dec. 10.

In the three counties, Genesee has 200 active cases (up from 184 active cases on Tuesday), Orleans has 137 (134 on Tuesday) and Wyoming is at 109 (99 on Tuesday).

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