New Covid cases today include 11 in Orleans, 34 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 November 2020 at 4:33 pm

In past 7 days Genesee has added 212 new cases while Orleans has 49 more

Orleans and Genesee counties are reporting 45 new cases combined today.

In Orleans, there are 11 new confirmed cases for a total of 587 positive cases since March. The new positive cases reside in Albion, Clarendon, Gaines, Murray, Ridgeway and Shelby.

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s. None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said this afternoon.

Orleans is reporting four more recoveries and those individuals have been removed from the isolation list.

Two of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

• Medina Middle Schooler tests positive: Medina Central School was informed that a student at Wise Intermediate Middle School has tested positive for Covid. That student hasn’t been on campus since Nov. 17, and was on mandatory quarantine due to exposure to Covid, district superintendent Mark Kruzynski wrote today in a letter to district families and staff.

“In this situation, the Department of Health has determined that there will not be a need for any further school-related quarantines due to these cases,’ Kruzynski said. “However, any determination of the need for quarantine will come directly from the Health Department.”

In Genesee County, there are 34 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 827 since March.

The new positive cases reside in Alexander, Batavia, Bergen, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield, Pembroke and Stafford.

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Eight of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee reports that 14 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed

from the isolation list.

Genesee has 16 residents hospitalized who have Covid.

• Covid cases rose significantly in past seven days: Since Nov. 18, Genesee has added 212 cases, from 615 to 827. Geneses’s recoveries also are up by 126.

In Orleans, the cases since a week ago increased by 49, from 538 to 587 with 79 recoveries.

3-county data: To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here. There are currently 315 active cases in the three counties, with 221 in Genesee, 41 in Orleans and 53 in Wyoming.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• No updates until Monday: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, both Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be closed on Thursday and Friday. We will not be updating the websites or the maps on these days and over the weekend.

Our next update will be Monday afternoon to include data from today after 2:00 p.m. until Monday afternoon. Many of our staff will be working to handle investigations and quarantine-related issues. We hope you have a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.

Over this weekend, we can’t stress enough the importance to limit time with non-household members. Continue to do your best to limit the spread of Covid-19 and the flu by frequently washing/sanitizing your hands, wearing a mask/face-covering over your mouth and nose when out in public and keeping at least 6 feet from non-household members. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and contact your primary care provider for guidance.