New Covid cases since Friday include 19 in Orleans, 45 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 April 2021 at 4:46 pm

Actives cases in past week for 2 counties up from 131 to 169

There are 64 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Genesee and Orleans counties since the last update on Friday afternoon, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

The new cases bring the total to 7,507 in the two counties in the past 13 months of the pandemic, which includes 2,665 in Orleans and 4,842 in Genesee.

In Orleans County there are 19 new positive cases since Friday. Those new cases are residents 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 70s.

The G-O Health Departments said one of the new positive individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

There are currently 2 Orleans County residents hospitalized due to Covid.

In Genesee County there are 45 new positive cases, and they include residents in 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 80s.

Genesee is reporting 31 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Five Genesee County residents are currently hospitalized due to Covid.

Of the new cases, 2 are residents of Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Batavia.

• Active cases continue to increase: The number of active cases in the two counties is at 169 today, compared to 131 a week ago, and 97 two weeks ago.

The active cases right now include 77 in Orleans compared to 45 a week ago, and 92 in Genesee compared to 86 a week ago.