New Covid cases include 13 in Orleans, 7 in Genesee
There are 20 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported today in Genesee and Orleans counties, which brings the total to 7,954 in the two counties since the pandemic started in March 2020. There have now been 2,886 people test positive in Orleans and 5,068 in Genesee, the Genesee and Orleans County health Departments said.
In Orleans County there are 13 new positive cases and they are in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 80s.
Orleans is reporting 5 of the new positive individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
The county has 11 more of the previous positive individuals recovered and removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 3 Orleans residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Albion Central School is reporting five students have tested positive for Covid, including one at the middle school, one in the high school and three in the elementary school.
The student from the middle school and one of the students from the elementary school were last in school on April 19. Due to the 48-hour look-back period, the Department of Health determined there was no need to quarantine any additional individuals.
The other two elementary students were last in school on April 27. The high school student was last in school on April 28. Those who were deemed to have been in close contact with the student have been contacted by the DOH.
At this time, no cases of Covid-19 have been transmitted through the school, the district said.
Medina Central School is reporting today that two students tested positive for Covid, including one at the high school and one at the elementary school.
In both cases the Department of Health has investigated in cooperation with the school and determined that no further quarantines need to take place.
In Genesee County there are 7 new positive cases reported today and they are in the 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, 40s, 50s and 60s.
Genesee is reporting 15 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 9 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
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Vaccine update: Both counties are offering vaccination clinic registration via phone – these numbers are only for Covid vaccination registration. In Orleans, call (585) 589-3170. In Genesee, call (585) 815-7168.
For both numbers ask for the vaccine registration help line. The vaccine registration help line is not associated with either Public Health Department. The individuals who answer the phone can only assist with registering for a Covid-19 clinic, they cannot answer Covid-related questions.
For more information about the vaccine and access for those who are 60 and older who do NOT have internet access, please contact your respective Office for the Aging (OFA).
For the Orleans OFA call 585-589-3191 between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail.
For Genesee OFA please call 585-813-2457 for Covid-19 Vaccine assistance between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail.
The OFA offices can only assist with the clinic links as they are available.