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No confirmed coronavirus cases in Orleans and Genesee, 4 under precautionary quarantine

Posted 14 March 2020 at 2:51 pm

(Editor’s Note: There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Orleans or Genesee counties, and both counties each have two people under precautionary quarantine, according to the Orleans County Department of Health’s website.)

Press Release, Public Health Departments in Orleans & Genesee

“There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Genesee and Orleans counties,” stated Paul Pettit, Director of Genesee & Orleans Counties Departments of Health. “While the risk of community transmission is currently low, things are rapidly evolving with this outbreak. In response, our departments are proactively taking actions to safeguard our communities.”

The Health Departments are aware of a second positive case of COVID- 19 in Monroe County. “We continue to encourage social distancing where people avoid gathering in public places, limit contact with others; stay home if you are sick; if you are older and/or are immunocompromised with underlying health conditions stay home,” stated Pettit.

COVID-19 may cause symptoms including:

• Cough

• Fever

• Trouble breathing

• Pneumonia

“It is important to remain calm and focus on trusted, accurate information listed below,” stated Pettit. “We understand everyone wants to be updated but want to make sure the information is factual.”

For more information about prevention the state health department has an information call center for questions and answers about travel and symptoms regarding COVID-19. The number is 1-888-364-3065. Or you can visit the following websites:

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Genesee County Health Department

Orleans County Health Department

The Health Departments will provide updates as appropriate.

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