New Covid cases reported today include 34 in Orleans, 53 in Genesee
Genesee reports 2 more deaths for 28 since Dec. 1
There are 87 more confirmed Covid-19 cases to report today in Genesee and Orleans counties, including 26 at nursing homes in Batavia and Le Roy, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported in an afternoon daily news briefing.
In Orleans County, there are 34 new positive cases of Covid, bringing the total to 1,535 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, 60s and 70s. Of the new cases, 6 were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans today also is reporting 42 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There 17 Orleans County residents hospitalized with Covid, down from 19 on Tuesday.
The G-O Health Departments said 1 individual has been removed from yesterday’s total due to the person not being a resident of Orleans County.
Albion Central School reports today that three staff members have tested positive for Covid-19. Two work in the Elementary School and the other works district-wide.
They were last in school on Dec. 23. Due to the 48-hour lookback period, the Department of Health determined there was no need for contact tracing or the quarantine of additional students and staff members, the district stated on its website.
Holley Central School is reporting an elementary teacher has tested positive for Covid-19. The last day the teacher was in school was Monday.
“The health department is still processing this case and we will cooperate with them,” said Brian Bartalo, the district superintendent. “If warranted, any official decision on mandatory quarantining of students or staff members will come directly from the health department. If the health department indicates to us that there is quarantining required for the students (Red Hawks) who may have had close contact with this teacher on Monday, we will reach out to those families ASAP. In the meantime, if you don’t hear from the school district or the department of health, there’s nothing for anyone to do at this time.”
Medina Central School on Monday reported several cases from winter break. Anyone associated with these cases due to school contact has already been contacted, Mark Kruzynski, the district superintendent, said in a letter.
The positive cases include a student and a staff member in the high school, three students and one teacher in the middle school, two students and two teachers in the elementary school.
In Genesee County, 53 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 for a total of 2,759 positive cases since March.
The new positive cases reside 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, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Genesee also is reporting today that 47 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee has 25 residents hospitalized with Covid, up from 21 on Tuesday.
Of the new cases, 16 are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia, 7 are residents at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility, 2 are residents at Genesee Senior Living in Batavia, and 1 is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.
Genesee is reporting two more deaths due to Covid, for 35 during the pandemic and 28 since Dec. 1. The deaths reported today include a resident of Genesee Senior Living and a resident at Leroy Village Green. Both of the individuals were over 65 years old.
“We will not be releasing any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family,” the G-O Health Departments said. “Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time.”