No new cases of Covid-19 reported in Orleans, 1 more person has recovered

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2020 at 4:25 pm

There are no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Orleans County today, and one more person has recovered for the coronavirus, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said this afternoon.

Orleans remains at 171 confirmed cases, and now has had 57 people from the community recover from the virus. There are 17 people from the county hospitalized from the virus.

In Genesee County there is one new confirmed case, a person in the 40s from Le Roy. Genesee has now had 178 confirmed cases of Covid-19. The newly positive individual from Genesee was on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

In Genesee, two people are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

More information from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

Un-PAUSING does not mean we can start having social events, even outside. The Governor’s Executive Order still bans gatherings of any kind, in any location, to no more than 10 people.

The more socialization that occurs the higher risk of transmitting the virus, especially to those who are most vulnerable. It is imperative we still restrict social/family gatherings until we are certain to have this under control and/or there is a vaccine.

It is expected we will see an uptick of positive cases and mandatory quarantines as social interaction increases.

If cases increase, it shows us people may be ignoring the orders to not have gatherings of 10 or more people, not social distancing, not hand washing/sanitizing, disinfecting shared surfaces often, and/or not wearing face coverings properly.

This can also impact our ability to continue the re-opening phases. We ask that you respect the guidance and continue to social distance.

No yard/garage sales: Currently state guidelines are restricting these activities. The virus can be on items for several hours/days depending on the surface and can cause infection. People are touching the items to examine them, so it can put others at risk.

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