New Covid cases reported today include 14 in Orleans, 19 in Genesee
There are 33 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported today in Orleans and Genesee counties, bringing the total during the pandemic to 7,540 in the two counties including 2,679 in Orleans and 4,861 in Genesee.
In Orleans County there are 14 new positive cases reported today and those cases 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, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Orleans is reporting 17 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Of the new cases one was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. There are currently 2 Orleans residents hospitalized due to Covid, according to a news briefing this afternoon from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.
In Genesee County there 19 new positive cases of Covid and they are 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 18 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
One of the new positive individuals is an inmate at the Genesee County Jail, where 32 inmates have now tested positive during the pandemic.
Six Genesee residents are currently hospitalized due to Covid.
Vaccine Update from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is currently on pause due to a very rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after getting the vaccine, generally 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
If you have recently received the vaccine, be alert for potential symptoms such as developing a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath – within the last few weeks – contact your primary care provider and seek medical treatment.
There are still two vaccines and there have been no adverse events with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
All New Yorkers 16 and over are eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the GO Health Vaccination Page to check for upcoming vaccination clinics. All of our clinics are targeted for Genesee and Orleans residents but are open to residents who live, work and/or study in New York State.
If you do not have internet access, there are walk-in hours with walk-ins on a first come, first served as vaccine is available. The walk-in hours for Wednesday, April 14, at GCC in Batavia are 1 to 4 p.m. The walk-in hours for Thursday, April 15, at the Ridgeway fire hall are 1 to 3 p.m.