New Covid cases include 9 in Orleans, 21 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 April 2021 at 4:33 pm

182 cases reported in past 7 days in 2 counties

There are 30 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported today combined for Orleans and Genesee counties, bringing the total for the two counties to 7,722 in the past 13 months of the pandemic. That includes 4,957 in Genesee and 2,765 in Orleans.

There have been 182 new cases in the two counties in the past 7 days, including 96 in Genesee and 86 in Orleans.

In Orleans County there are 9 new positive cases reported today and those cases are in West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in their 30s, 40s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Orleans is reporting 7 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Of the new cases reported today, 1 was previously on quarantine prior to testing positive, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

There are currently 4 Orleans residents hospitalized due to Covid.

Albion Central School reported today a student from the Elementary School has tested positive for Covid-19. As the student was last in school on April 20, those deemed to have been in close proximity with the student have been contacted by the Department of Health, the school district stated on its website.

Lyndonville Central School said on Monday that the district was notified over the past weekend that one student tested positive for Covid-19. The Health Department  determined that some students will need to be quarantined, and those families have already been contacted.

Medina Central School on Monday reported six students tested positive for Covid, including 3 in the high school, 2 in the middle school and 1 in the elementary school.

The Department of Health, in cooperation with the school district, has notified people who need to be quarantined.

The high school will be operating virtually with students fully remote through Monday, April 26. All school-sponsored sporting events, including practices and games, are suspended through April 26. Medina expects to reopen the high school on April 27.

In Genesee County there are 21 more new positive cases, with those 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, 50s, 60s and 70s.

Genesee is reporting 27 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently 7 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.

Vaccine clinics: The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments encourage people to check the health page (click here) for upcoming vaccination clinics. Those clinics are targeted for Genesee and Orleans residents but open to residents who live, work and/or study in New York State.

Both counties are offering vaccination clinic registration via phone. These numbers are for Covid vaccination registration only. In Genesee, call (585) 815-7168. In Orleans, call (585) 589-3170. For both numbers ask for the vaccine registration help line.