New Covid cases include 100 in Orleans, 170 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 January 2021 at 5:08 pm

Genesee passes 3,000 Covid cases during pandemic

In the first update since Friday, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported 100 new Covid-19 cases in Orleans and 170 in Genesee.

Orleans County is only reporting 100 positive cases since late Friday through Monday. The Health Departments expect the data will be updated in tomorrow’s report. There will be no data chart for today.

• Albion Central School reports a hybrid learner from the High School has tested positive for Covid-19. The high school student was last in school on Jan. 5.

Students and staff members deemed to have been in close contact with the student have been identified by the district and will be notified by the Department of Health.

• Holley Central School reports two students have tested positive for Covid-19. The first is a high school student in the Alternative High School program and the second is an Elementary School student.

The last day the Alternative High School student was in person was Monday, Jan. 4, and the Elementary School student was last in school on Thursday, Jan. 7.

The health department has informed the district that students and staff connected to both of these cases will be quarantined. Given the unique setting of the Alternative High School, that program will be fully remote for all students at least until Friday, Jan. 15. The students and staff who will be quarantined for close contact of the Elementary School student have also been notified.

In Genesee County, the 170 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 3,056 positive cases. ( The county’s population totaled 57,280 in the 2019 Census estimate.)

The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford).

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

Genesee is reporting 155 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are 21 Genesee residents who are hospitalized due to Covid.

Of the new cases, 8 are residents at the Leroy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility, 7 are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia, and 2 are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

• Health Alert – People should monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid-19 if they were at Tully’s Good Times in Batavia from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 3rd.

If the symptoms develop, contact a primary care provider to seek testing immediately and self-isolate until the test results are received.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include but are not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.