New Covid cases since Friday include 37 in Orleans, 32 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 May 2021 at 5:01 pm

Orleans passes 3,000 cases during pandemic; No hospitalizations currently from Covid in Orleans

Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 69 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today in the first update since Friday afternoon by the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

That brings the total in the two counties to 8,200 since March 2020, and includes 5,193 in Genesee and 3,007 in Orleans.

In Orleans County there are 37 new positive cases since last Friday. That pushes the county past 3,000 cases during the pandemic. The 3,007 positive cases represents 7.5 percent of the county’s 40,352 population, based on the 2019 Census estimate.

Of the new cases, the individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. There are currently no Orleans County residents hospitalized due to Covid, the Health Departments reported.

In Genesee County there are 32 new positive bringing the total to 5,193 cases during the pandemic. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

There are currently 5 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.

New data format: The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said they will be reporting the total number of positive cases, ages, number of active cases/mandatory isolation and on Fridays will include the NYS Fatality Data.

“We will no longer be reporting by region, facility data, negative and recovered numbers,” the Health Departments said in a news release. “Hospitalizations and ages of new positive individuals will be reported in the narrative. The total age breakdown and potential community exposure risks will continue to be posted on our websites. The data reporting chart will also include the Finger Lakes Covid Vaccination Hub updates on vaccination in both total number and percentage.”

Active cases: There are currently 130 actives cases in the two counties, which is down from 156 seven days ago. In Orleans, the active cases is down from 90 to 77, while Genesee decreased from 66 to 53.