New Covid cases reported today include 78 in Orleans, 59 in Genesee
Active cases top 500 in 2 rural counties
There are 137 new confirmed Covid-19 cases to report today in Genesee and Orleans counties, the local health departments reported. There are 517 active cases in the two counties, with 279 in Orleans and 238 in Genesee.
In Orleans County, there are 78 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 1,612 positive 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, 3 were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Of the new cases, one is a resident of the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion and one is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina.
Orleans County hosted a rapid Covid test clinic on Wednesday at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Knowlesville. Of the 537 who were tested, 48 were positive and 46 of those were Orleans residents.
Orleans today is also reporting that 28 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are 14 Orleans County residents hospitalized due to Covid.
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments also removed one person from yesterday’s total due to the person not being a resident of Orleans County.
• Lyndonville Central School reported a staff member who was present at the district today has tested positive. That staff member has immediately begun isolation at home.
Contact tracing was completed in collaboration with the Orleans County Health Department. As a result, no staff or students are deemed close contacts. Therefore, there are no staff or student quarantines related to this individual case, District Superintendent Jason Smith said in a letter on the district website.
A Lyndonville student has also tested positive for Covid. The student was last present on district property on Thursday. Contact tracing was completed in collaboration with the Orleans County Health Department, resulting in the quarantine of a several students. These families have been contacted by school staff, and the Health Department will also follow up, Smith said.
• Medina Central School is reporting today that a student and a staff member in the high school have tested positive for Covid-19. They were both on precautionary quarantine. The Health Department has determined that no further quarantines are required from school contact other than those that have already been notified, said Mark Kruzynski, the district superintendent.
An elementary student also has tested positive and the district is in process of notifying the families of anyone who may have come into close contact with the student.
“Out of an abundance of caution, this student’s classroom with switch to 100 percent virtue during the quarantine period,” Kruzynski said in a letter today posted on the district website.
In Genesee County, there are 59 new positive cases of Covid-19 reported today for a total of 2,818 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.
Of the new cases reported today, 3 are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia, 1 is a resident at the Batavia VA Medical Center, and 1 is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.
Genesee is reporting 39 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee has 26 residents hospitalized with a Covid-related illness.