New Covid cases include 6 in Orleans, 4 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 October 2020 at 4:44 pm

Orleans reports 9 more recoveries from Covid-19

There are six new confirmed cases reported today in Orleans County and four in Genesee County.

Orleans County with the 6 new positive cases has now had 391 people test positive since March.

The new positive cases in Orleans County reside in Carlton, Clarendon and Murray. The individuals are in the following age groups: 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s and 80s.

None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

Orleans also is reporting nine more recoveries and those people have been removed from the isolation list.

Orleans also has 4 more individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. Two residents are also hospitalized due to Covid.

Genesee County has four new positive cases of Covid for a total of 358 positive cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in Batavia, LeRoy and Pavilion. They are in the age groups of 0-19, 30s and 60s.

One of the individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Genesee also has 25 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee also has two people hospitalized due to Covid.

There are currently 62 total active cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, with 34 in Orleans and 14 each in Genesee and Wyoming. Click here to see an online map of confirmed cases in the three counties.

A reminder from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Gathering Size: According to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.45, all non-essential gatherings of up to 50 individuals of any size for any reason (celebrations, weddings, or other social events at public facilities or private venues) unless otherwise designated (ex. religious gatherings) are now allowed for those regions in phase 4.

And that’s only if appropriate social distancing, wearing cloth masks/face coverings over the mouth and nose, and cleaning and disinfection protocol requirements are followed. With the recent uptick of individuals testing positive and the stricter guidance placed by the Governor, it is important to remember that those who plan and host non-essential gatherings (whether at a venue or a private residence) as noted above, can be fined up to $15,000, and/or cause our counties to be considered a micro-cluster which will place the area under stricter restrictions.

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