New Covid cases reported today include 11 in Orleans, 17 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2021 at 5:10 pm

Genesee and Orleans today are reporting 27 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the two counties, bringing the total to 7,773 during the pandemic. That includes 2,796 in Orleans and 4,977 in Genesee in the past 13 months.

In Orleans County there are 11 more positive Covid 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 60s, the Genesee and Orleans County health Departments said in a daily news briefing.

Orleans has 5 more recoveries who have been removed from the isolation list. Of the new cases, 2 were previously on quarantine prior to testing positive.

There are 3 Orleans County residents currently hospitalized due to Covid.

One of the new positive individuals is an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility, where 50 of the women inmates have now tested positive during the pandemic.

In Genesee County there are 16 new positive Covid cases and they 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 and 50s.

Genesee is reporting 2 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently 7 of the Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.

Active cases: The number of active cases in the two counties is at 180 today, which is up from 162 seven days ago. The cases in Genesee County have dropped from 86 to 84 in the past week, while they are up in Orleans from 76 to 96.

Vaccinations: To check for vaccination clinics in Genesee and Orleans counties, click here. 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 Orleans OFA, please call 585-589-3191 between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call.

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 and someone will return the call.

The OFA offices can only assist with the clinic links as they are available. The system may experience slowdowns and crashing due to high volume. Please be patient and try again later.

Covid Testing: For free rapid testing, click here. The links will be live when there is a clinic scheduled and there are open appointments. Clinics will be limited and determined week-by-week.