New Covid cases reported today include 4 in Orleans, 7 in Genesee
Active cases drop in past week in 2 counties from 124 to 91
Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 11 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the total in the two counties to 7,124 since March 2020.
In Orleans County there are 4 new positive cases reported today for a total of 2,533 confirmed cases during the pandemic.
The new positive cases include residents in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 40s, 50s and 60s.
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting 1 of the new positive individuals was under quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans is reporting 2 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. No one from Orleans County is currently hospitalized due to Covid.
The G-O Health Departments said one of yesterday’s reported positives has been removed after it was learned that person was not a resident of the county. Yesterday’s count should have been 2529.
In Genesee County there are 7 new positive cases for a total of 4,591 confirmed cases during the pandemic.
The new positive cases are residents 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, 40s, and 70s. (One of the new positive individuals is an inmate at the Genesee County Jail.)
Genesee is reporting 24 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Two Genesee residents are currently hospitalized due to Covid.
Active Cases: The number of active cases in the two counties decreased from 124 a week ago to 91 today. That includes Orleans, which is down from 41 to 37 actives cases, and Genesee, which declined from 83 to 54 cases.
Revised Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation: There are strict guidelines issued by the state (click here), but here are some highlights:
- Visitation can be conducted through different means based on the facility’s structure and residents’ needs.
- All who enter the facility will be screened for signs and symptoms of Covid-19, and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms or those who had close contact with someone with Covid-19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status);
- Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred);
- The use of face coverings or masks (covering nose and mouth);
- Social distancing at least six feet between persons;
- Instructional signage will be throughout the facility and proper visitor education on Covid-19 symptoms, infections control precautions and other applicable facility practices (e.g. use of face covering/mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene);
- Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit;
- Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
- Effective cohorting of residents (e.g. separate areas dedicated to Covid-19 care);
- Resident and staff testing conducted as required
For the revised Adult Care Facility Visitation, click here for guidelines from the NYS Health Department.