New Covid cases reported today include 3 in Orleans, 17 in Genesee
11 of new cases are at Federal Detention Center in Batavia
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported 20 new Covid cases in the two counties, with 3 in Orleans and 17 in Genesee.
In Orleans County the 3 new positive cases bring the total of 2,351 confirmed cases since last March.
The positive cases reside in the Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of the 20s and 40s.
Orleans is reporting 2 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 2 county residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Albion Central School is reporting a staff member from the Elementary School has tested positive for Covid-19. The staff member was last in school on Feb. 4. Due to the 48-hour look-back period, the Department of Health determined there was no need to quarantine any additional individuals.
In Genesee County the 17 new positive cases bring the total of 4,087 positive 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 80s.
Of the new cases, 11 are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia, which has now had 67 inmates test positive during the pandemic. Another new case reported today is a resident of the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility, where 122 residents have now tested positive for Covid during the pandemic.
Genesee is reporting 11 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 15 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
• SCAM Alert: From the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments: We have received word that several older adults in the Rochester area were called. The caller said for a small price they could get them an appointment to be vaccinated.
The caller says no hassle, no worries. The caller “gave them an appointment” and told them to go to a state-run vaccination site in Rochester. When they arrived, they didn’t have an appointment. Lost $100. Please note that no one is to ask for money to set up Covid-19 vaccine registration. If you get a call from someone saying they can get you an appointment for a “small” amount of money, hang up, it is a scam!