New Covid cases reported today include 15 in Orleans, 50 in Genesee
Genesee County tops 1,000 cases so far in December
Message from the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments: Covid-19 is widespread throughout Genesee and Orleans counties. With the high prevalence of active cases, we are changing the way we are reporting the positive cases to regionally rather than listing each of the towns. Detailed demographic data is still being captured by the state.
The Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments reported 65 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the two counties today.
In Orleans County, there are 15 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 1,133 positive cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and the East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s and 80s.
Four of the new positives are inmates at the Orleans Correctional Facility, a men’s prison.
Of the new cases, one was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Health Departments reported in a news brief this evening.
The county also is reporting 14 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Orleans has 8 residents currently hospitalized due to Covid, which is up from 2 a week ago on Dec. 16.
Since Dec. 1, Orleans has 510 new confirmed cases of Covid, going from 623 cases to 1,133.
Genesee suffers 14th death this month from Covid
In Genesee County, there 50 new confirmed cases of Covid for a total of 1,956 positive cases since March.
Genesee County started December with 954 cases during the pandemic. It has added 1,002 more in just over three weeks.
The new positive cases reported today reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Corfu, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Stafford and Pavilion).
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Of the new cases, 16 are residents at LeRoy Village Green, 6 are residents at Premier Genesee, and 3 are residents at New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.
Genesee is reporting that 74 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are 20 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid, which is down from 24 a week ago on Dec. 16.
Genesee County also is reporting a resident over age 65 has died due to Covid, the 14th death in the county from Covid in December. Genesee has now suffered 21 deaths in the pandemic after people were sickened by the coronavirus.