New Covid cases reported today include 7 in Orleans, 21 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 March 2021 at 4:50 pm

14 more cases at Detention Center for 105 total during pandemic

Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 28 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total to 6,731 in the two counties since last March, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

In Orleans County there are 7 new cases for a total of 2,428 confirmed 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, 20s, 50s and 60s.

Among the new cases, 2 people were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Orleans is reporting 3 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. There is currently 1 county resident hospitalized due to Covid.

In Genesee County there are 21 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 4,303 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 new cases include 14 inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia, where there have now been 105 confirmed cases during the pandemic.

Of the 21 cases reported in Genesee today, the individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

Genesee is reporting that 13 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Genesee currently has 3 residents hospitalized due to Covid.


More from the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments:

Travel Guidance Update: According to the Governor’s announcement today, those who travel domestically will no longer be required to quarantine or test-out within 90 days of full vaccination. International Travelers will continue to follow CDC quarantine guidance. Check for the updated guidance by clicking here.

Gathering Size: Beginning March 22 for residential gatherings 10 people indoors, and 25 people outdoors. For social gatherings, there can be up to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors. Click here for updated guidance.

Event, Arts, and Entertainment Venues: Beginning April 2, reopening at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors, 200 people outdoors. With attendee testing, capacity increases to 150 people indoors, 500 people outdoors. Rapid test is valid for 6 hours; PCR test is valid for 72 hours. Social distancing and face coverings are required by all attendees. Click here for updated guidance.