New Covid cases today include 28 in Orleans, 55 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 January 2021 at 4:40 pm

Genesee County reaches 100 deaths from Covid

There are 83 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Genesee and Orleans counties today, bringing the combined total in the two counties to 5,454 since March.

Genesee County is reporting the death of a resident over age 65 who lived at Genesee Senior Living in Batavia. This is the 100th death from Covid in Genesee County, according to the state Department of Health.

“We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family,” the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said in a news briefing today. “Our deepest condolences to the family and friends during this very difficult time.”

Orleans County also is reporting a death from Covid, a person over age 65. This person wasn’t a nursing home resident and lived in the community, the Health Departments said. The state DOH data says Orleans County has had 69 residents die from Covid during the pandemic.

In Orleans County today there are also 28 new confirmed cases to report for a total of 1,946 during the pandemic.

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 and 70s.

None of the new cases were people on quarantine prior to testing positive.

Of the new cases, four are residents of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Orleans is reporting 20 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

The county currently has 13 individuals hospitalized due to Covid.

In Genesee County, there are 55 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 3,508 cases since 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). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Genesee is reporting that 57 more people have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

The county has 15 residents hospitalized due to Covid.

• 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 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. Please note the chart will now include the state fatalities link on Monday through Thursday and will include the state’s updated data on the Friday report. Click here to see the state data on Covid deaths per county.