New Covid cases since Friday include 10 in Orleans, 26 in Genesee
Health Department reports another Covid death in Genesee
There are 36 new Covid-19 cases in Genesee and Orleans counties since Friday for a total of 6,922 cases in the two counties since last March.
In Orleans County there are 10 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 2,479 positive cases during the pandemic, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.
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, 40s, 60s and 70s. One of the new positives is a resident at the Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Medina.
Of the new cases, 2 were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans is reporting 18 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. The number of active cases in the county has declined from 37 on Friday to 28 today, as recoveries outpace new confirmed cases.
There are currently 3 county residents who are hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 26 new positive cases for a total of 4,443 cases during the pandemic.
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 and 60s.
Genesee is reporting 19 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. The number of active cases increased from 56 on Friday to 65 today.
There are currently 3 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are reporting a Genesee resident over age 65 has passed away due to Covid. The state Health Department lists 120 deaths in Genesee County due to Covid.
“We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family,” the local Health Departments said in a news release. “Our deepest condolences to the family and friends during this very difficult time.”
More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:
Wedding sizes: Starting today, the Governor is allowing weddings at up to 50% of the venue capacity or up to 150 people (whichever is smaller) at weddings/catered events.
See section D (In-person and Catered Events) of the Interim Guidance for Food Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency updated February 24, 2021.
There are strict guidelines to be followed and responsible parties are to notify the local health department if they plan to host in-person and catered events above the state’s maximum social gathering limit, which is 50 people as of Feb. 24.
All venues/event planners are to complete the Genesee Orleans (GO Health) COVID-19 In-Person and Catered Events Notification Form (click here) no less than 5 days prior to the event – for events above NYS’s maximum social gathering limit. Those who ignore the guidance can be fined and/or lose their license to operate.