New Covid cases reported today include 6 in Orleans, 18 in Genesee
In Genesee, 11 of the new cases are at Detention Center
There are 24 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 to report today in Genesee and Orleans counties, for a total of 6,844 cases since last March in the two counties.
In Orleans County there are 6 new positive cases today for a total of 2,456 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, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. One of the newly positive individuals was under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.
In Orleans, 1 more of the previous positive individuals has recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 2 county residents hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 18 new positive cases of Covid reported today for a total of 4,388 cases during the pandemic.
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.
Of the new cases, 11 are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center, where 117 inmates have now tested positive during the pandemic.
Genesee is reporting 17 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee has 4 residents currently hospitalized due to Covid.
More from the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments:
• Vaccine eligibility expanded: Beginning March 10th, all New Yorkers 60 years and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Public facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit organizations will be eligible beginning March 17th. This expansion includes public-facing essential building services workers. Providers will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorkers, with the exception of pharmacies who will focus on individuals over the age of 60 and teachers, in line with federal policy beginning March 10th.
This is all subject to the availability of the vaccine to the providers. This new addition of new eligible residents still far exceeds the supply of vaccine received in our counties. Individuals who are eligible must have an appointment in order to get a vaccine. To check for vaccination clinics in Genesee and Orleans counties, click here.
For more information about the vaccine and access for those who are 60 and older who do not have internet access, please contact your respective Office for the Aging (OFA).
For Genesee OFA please call 585-813-2457 for COVID-19 vaccine assistance between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call. For Orleans OFA please call 585-589-3191 between 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call. The OFA offices can only assist with the clinic links as they are available. The system may experience slowdowns and crashing due to high volume. Please be patient and try again later.