New Covid cases reported today include 63 in Orleans, 52 in Genesee
5 deaths also reported in Genesee County
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported 115 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today in the two counties. That brings the total in the two counties to 3,534 since March.
In Orleans County, there are 63 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 1,302 cases since March.
The new 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, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Of the new cases, 11 were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
The county ran a rapid testing clinic on Monday for people who are asymptomatic. There were 532 people tested, and 54 were positive for Covid or 10.2 percent. Of the 54 who were positive, 49 are Orleans County residents.
Orleans also is reporting 39 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
The county has 19 residents hospitalized with Covid.
Genesee County is reporting five deaths from Covid, bringing the total to 26 during the pandemic and 19 this month. The five deaths include a resident at Genesee Senior Living, a resident at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation and three community residents. Two of the community residents were over 65 and one under 65.
Also in Genesee, there are 52 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 2,232 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.
Among the new confirmed cases include 17 residents of nursing homes, including 7 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia, 6 at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility, 3 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation and 1 resident of Genesee Senior Living.
Genesee is reporting 118 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee currently has 34 residents hospitalized with Covid.
• Health Alert – People should monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid-19 if they were at Pub Coffee Hub in Batavia from approximately 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 17-19, and Dec. 21-24, and also at Denny’s in Pembroke from approximately noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 21.
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.