New Covid cases since Friday include 9 in Orleans, 20 in Genesee
Orleans reports no one in county currently hospitalized due to Covid
There are 29 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Genesee and Orleans counties since Friday, bringing the total in the two counties to 7,049 since March 2020.
In Orleans County there are 9 new positive cases of Covid since Friday for a total of 2,513 cases during the pandemic.
The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). One of the new cases is an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility, a women’s prison.
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting 4 of the new positive individuals were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans also is reporting 20 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
The Health Department reports a milestone today with no one from the county currently hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 20 new positive cases of Covid since Friday for a total of 4,536 confirmed cases during the pandemic.
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). One of the new positive individuals is a resident of the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.
The individuals with the new cases are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Genesee is reporting 19 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. There are currently 2 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:
• 50 and older now eligible for vaccine: Beginning March 23rd, all New Yorkers 50 years and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Public facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit organizations were eligible beginning March 17th. This expansion includes public-facing essential building services workers. Providers, including pharmacies, will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorkers, in line with federal policy beginning March 10th. This is all subject to the availability of the vaccine to the providers.
This new addition of new eligible residents still far exceeds the supply of vaccine received in our counties. Individuals who are eligible must have an appointment in order to get a vaccine.
To check for vaccination clinics in Genesee and Orleans counties, click here.
• Office for the Aging can assist those without internet access: For more information about the vaccine and access for those who are 60 and older who do not have internet access, please contact your respective Office for the Aging (OFA).
For Genesee OFA please call 585-813-2457 for Covid-19 vaccine assistance between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call.
For Orleans OFA please call 585-589-3191 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call.
The OFA offices can only assist with the clinic links as they are available. The system may experience slowdowns and crashing due to high volume. Please be patient and try again later.