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No new Covid-19 cases in Orleans, 3 more in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 August 2020 at 4:29 pm

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Department is reporting no new cases of Covid-19 in Orleans County today, but there are three more in Genesee County.

In Genesee, the new positive cases reside in Batavia and Pembroke. Two of the positive individuals are in their 20s and one is in the 40s. The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Genesee has now had 266 people test positive for Covid-19.

Genesee has also had five more people recover from Covid-19 and they have been released from mandatory isolation.

Genesee also has 16 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

On Thursday, neither Genesee or Orleans had someone hospitalized with Covid-19. That changed today with one resident from Genesee in the hospital due to Covid-19.

While Orleans doesn’t have any new confirmed cases today, the county has added 16 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

• Schools: Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all school districts in NYS can reopen based on the metrics set forth by the state, the local health departments reported.

In order to reopen, regions must be in Phase 4 and the daily infection rate must remain below 5% using a 14-day average. If the infection rate increases, the guidance will change accordingly. “If you have specific questions about the school reopening plan, please contact your respective school district,” the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said today.

• State-wide update: New York has 714 new cases of Covid-19 statewide. There were 714 positive tests out of 70,170 test results, for 1.0 percent testing positive.

The state is reporting 5 deaths from Covid-19 on Thursday, 579 patient hospitalizations (up by 9), 139 in ICU (up by 7) and 66 intubated in ICU (down 3).

“Our performance is extraordinary in this sea of spread around us,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “Our numbers are great because we’re doing what we need to do – the quarantine procedures are all in place and we’re enforcing compliance. But we cannot become complacent, especially as infection rates continue to surge. We must protect the progress we’ve made in New York, and it’s going to take the work of all of us to keep wearing our masks, socially distancing and staying New York Tough.”

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