New Covid cases reported today include 7 in Orleans, 11 in Genesee
Orleans and Genesee counties today are reporting a 18 new Covid-19 cases in the two counties, for a total of 8,109 since last March 2020. That includes 2,962 in Orleans and 5,147 in Genesee.
In Orleans County there are 7 new positive cases reported today and they are in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby) and Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 40s and 50s, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.
Orleans is reporting 13 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are 2 residents from Orleans County currently hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 11 new positive cases reported today and they are 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, 40s, 50s and 60s.
Genesee is reporting 13 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are 5 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
National Nurses Day – Today is National Nurses Day. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued this statement:
“Throughout the Covid crisis our nurses have been on the frontlines caring for New Yorkers and helping to keep us safe, at times putting their own health at risk for the rest of us. On this National Nurses Day and throughout National Nurses Week, we recognize the extraordinary contributions nurses have made – we could not have made it over the mountain and through the darkest days of the pandemic without their dedication, compassion and resiliency. We are eternally grateful for their service, so if you see a nurse today or this week, please stop and say a heartfelt ‘thank you’.”
Statewide Data: The statewide Covid-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.27 percent yesterday, the lowest since October 22 with 2,585 positive tests out of 203,644.
Western New York’s 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 2.82 percent yesterday. The positivity rate in every region of New York State has now dropped below 3 percent for the first time since November 5, 2020.
“As we make progress defeating the COVID beast and the numbers continue to come down, we are incrementally reopening our economy based on the science and the data,” Cuomo said. “We will get past Covid, but only if we do it together, so we need every single New Yorker to do their part and get vaccinated so we can begin to recover, reimagine and rebuild.”