New Covid cases since Friday include 20 in Orleans, 36 in Genesee
There are 56 new cases of Covid-19 in Genesee and Orleans counties, in the first update since Friday afternoon. That brings the total to 8,298 since March 2020, with 3,043 in Orleans and 5,255 in Genesee, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Department.
In Orleans County there are 20 new positive cases of Covid-19. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
There are 38 more recoveries – previous positive individuals who have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.
There is currently one Orleans resident hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 36 new positive cases. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
There are 26 more recoveries –previous positive individuals who have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.
There are currently 9 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Message from Genesee and Orleans County Health Department:
Masking: As of May 19, New York State will be following the CDC guidance which has determined it is safe for the majority of those who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after final vaccination) to not have to wear masks in most cases indoors and outside.
Those who are not fully vaccinated, choose not to be vaccinated and/or are immunocompromised, work or attend Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes and healthcare settings will continue to follow the State’s existing Covid-19 health guidelines regarding masking until more New Yorkers are fully vaccinated.
The Department of Health strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown. Mask requirements by businesses must adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
This recommendation will apply across commercial settings, including retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services, among other settings.