New Covid cases since Friday include 18 in Orleans, 47 in Genesee
There are 65 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Orleans and Genesee counties since the last update on Friday, bringing the total in the two counties to 7,322 cases during the pandemic. That includes 2,601 cases in Orleans and 4,721 in Genesee since March 2020.
In Orleans County there are 18 new cases of Covid-19 since Friday, 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, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
Of the new cases, 1 person was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans is reporting 20 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
The county currently has five residents hospitalized due to Covid.
The new cases reported since Friday include five inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility, where 36 inmates have now tested positive for Covid at the women’s prison, and one inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility, where 67 inmates have tested positive at the men’s prison during the pandemic.
In Genesee County there are 47 new confirmed cases. 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 and 70s.
Genesee is reporting 17 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are 9 Genesee residents currently hospitalized due to Covid.
Of the new cases, 12 are inmates at the Genesee County Jail, where 25 inmates have now tested positive during the pandemic.
• Active cases up from a week ago: The number of active cases in the two counties is at 131 today, compared to 97 a week ago. That includes 45 in Orleans today, compared to 29 on March 29, and 86 in Genesee. A week ago, Genesee had 68.