New Covid cases since Friday include 56 in Orleans, 168 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 January 2021 at 4:37 pm

Active cases in 2 counties drops from 495 to 357 in past 7 days

Orleans and Genesee counties are reporting 224 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the first update since Friday afternoon. The two counties combined now have had 5,371 confirmed cases since last March.

In Orleans County, there are 56 new positive cases of Covid-19 from Friday afternoon through Tuesday morning for a total of 1,918 positive cases, the Genesee and Orleans County health Departments reported today.

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, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Of the new cases, three of the people were on quarantine prior to testing positive.

The new cases include three residents of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina, and two inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility, and one inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility.

The county also is reporting that 147 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation. The number of active cases in the county has declined from 243 on Jan. 12 to 158 today.

There are 18 residents currently hospitalized with Covid.

In Genesee County, there are 168 new confirmed cases since Friday for 3,453 positive cases since last March

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). Two of the new cases are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia.

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

There are 220 more people who have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. The active cases in the county has dropped from 252 a week ago to 199 today.

There are 11 Genesee residents currently hospitalized with Covid.

Correction from the G-O Health Departments: 3 cases previously reported are residents at Leroy Village Green.

Correction from the G-O Health Departments: The following cases were double counted and have been retracted from the today’s total number of positive cases: A case in his/her 20s from Batavia, a case in his/her 50s from Leroy, and a case in his/her 80s from Batavia.

Correction from the G-O Health Departments: 14 recoveries have been retracted from today’s number as these individuals are nursing home residents. Persons reported recovered are community members only.

Covid-19 related fatality data: The G-O Health Departments said they are only able to report the number of Covid-related deaths that are provided to them by the hospitals, nursing homes and family members.

The hospitals and nursing homes are not required to report these deaths to the local health departments, but have been as they are able. Due to the number of cases over the last 10 months. data hasn’t been provided locally on a regular basis, the G-O Health Departments said.

“We do not have real-time fatality data provided by the NYS Department of Health which receives the data from death certificates, hospital and nursing home reporting. NYSDOH recently updated their Covid-19 related fatalities which has resulted in a significant increase for Genesee County as we previously reported,” the Health Departments stated in a news briefing today. The State updates the data as they receive it and can be seen by clicking here.

“Genesee and Orleans counties will continue to report the Covid-related fatalities as we receive them locally in the narrative and update the total number of deaths on a weekly basis only,” the Health Departments stated. “Today’s data reflects that reconciliation with the State data.”

(The state shows Genesee as having 99 Covid-related deaths and Orleans with 69 Covid deaths.)