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No new Covid-19 cases in Orleans and Genesee, but 28 more on precautionary quarantine due to travel

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 July 2020 at 4:13 pm

For the second straight day Orleans and Genesee counties both don’t have any new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Each county currently has one resident hospitalized with Covid-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported today there are 619 people in the state hospitalized with Covid-19. That is the lowest number since March 18.

The two local counties have added people to precautionary quarantine due to travel from one of 34 states with high rates of infection and hospitalization from Covid-19.

Orleans added 11 people to precautionary quarantine, and now has 74 on quarantine for two weeks. Genesee added 17 and now has 151 total on precautionary quarantine, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

More from the local Health Department:

• Travel Advisory: New York is requiring travelers from the following 34 states with high coronavirus rates to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The list also includes Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines. These states may change at any time.

• Be alert for scam artists: The Genesee and Orleans County Health Department staff will always identify themselves, their position, and the reason for their visit or phone call. All staff have county provided identification badges that have their pictures.

In the event you are approached by someone stating they are from the health department without a clear reason for their visit or phone call, do not let them in your home, do not give them any information and call 911.

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