New Covid cases reported today include 19 in Orleans, 64 in Genesee
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are reporting 83 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today for the two counties.
In Orleans County, there are 19 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 903 positive cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Albion, Carlton, Clarendon, Kendall, Murray, Ridgeway and Yates. The individuals are in the age groups of 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Five of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Orleans also is reporting 24 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Three Orleans County residents are currently hospitalized due to complications from Covid-19.
In Genesee County, there are 64 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 1,510 cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Alexander, Batavia, Bergen, Bethany, Byron, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield and Pembroke.
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. (Three of the new positive cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.)
Genesee is reporting 50 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee has 24 residents hospitalized due to Covid, the most during the pandemic.
• Health Alert – This is a new format for announcing when there is a time when the G-O Health Departments cannot contact potential close contacts. This will replace several press releases and will be reported as needed.
The Health Departments encourage all businesses and organizations to take down names/contact information and time in attendance at their business to assist with contact tracing should someone be positive for Covid-19. This may eliminate the need for a press alert if the health officials are able to contact potential close contacts.
For people at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia on Dec. 6, between 10 and 11 a.m., they should monitor for symptoms of Covid-19. If the symptoms develop, contact a primary care provider to seek testing immediately and self-isolate until the test results are received.
Symptoms of Covid-19 include but are not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
• 3-county data (active cases increase from Monday): Click here to see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. There are currently 417 active cases in the three counties, up from 409 on Monday.
Genesee has 184 active cases (173 on Monday), Orleans has 134 (132 on Monday) and Wyoming is at 99 (104 on Monday).