New Covid cases reported today include 19 in Orleans, 14 in Genesee
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments today are reporting 33 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the two counties, bringing the total to 6,598 in the two counties since last March.
In Orleans County there are 19 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 2,400 cases during the pandemic.
The positive cases reside 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.
Orleans is reporting 3 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. There are currently two county residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Correction for the West Region: an individual was removed who was not an Orleans County resident. The correct number of positives for Tuesday is one less at 2,381.
In Genesee County there are 14 new positive cases reported today for a total of 4,198 confirmed cases since last March.
The new positive cases reside in the 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, 50s and 60s.
Genesee is reporting 23 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 14 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Statewide: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Covid-19 positivity rate was 2.85 percent yesterday, the lowest since Nov. 21.
On Tuesday there were 6,189 positive tests out of 216,813 test results for a positivity rate of 2.85 percent. There were 5,876 people hospitalized due to Covid in the state on Tuesday, which was down 101 from Monday. The hospitalizations due to Covid is down 698 in the past week in the state.
There were 99 deaths reported from Covid on Tuesday, bringing the state-wide total to 38,135 during the pandemic.
“New Yorkers have shown courage and fortitude in the face of this unprecedented pandemic, and it’s thanks to them that we’re seeing a decline in hospitalizations and in the Covid positivity rate,” Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel and we’re continuing to aggressively expand our statewide network of distribution sites, but we need more supply to thoroughly vaccinate the population and begin our transition to a post-pandemic world.”