No new Covid-19 cases in Orleans while Genesee has 2 new cases

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 July 2020 at 4:50 pm

In Orleans, 1 positive case out of 638 tested in past week

Orleans County again is reporting no new Covid-19 cases, while Genesee County has two more confirmed cases.

In Orleans, 269 people have tested positive for Covid-19 during the pandemic. In the past week (since July 10), there was one new confirmed case out of 638 tests for a positive rate of 0.16 percent. That is well below the state average of 0.99 percent, or 776 confirmed cases out of 78,239 tests on Thursday.

As part of the plan to reopen schools this fall, the governor has said one criteria will be a region needs to be under a 5 percent positive rate for Covid-19 tests.

Orleans has been well below that rate recently.

During the pandemic, the county has had 269 people test positive out of 6,789 tests, a positive rate of 3.96 percent.

Since July 1, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are reporting 3 new confirmed cases in Orleans out of 1,510 tests, a 0.20 percent positive rate.

Going back three weeks to June 26, there have been 5 new positive cases out of 2,046 tests, a 0.24 percent positive rate.

Going back four weeks to June 19, there are 9 new confirmed cases out of 2,527 tests in the county, a positive rate of 0.36 percent.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

In Genesee County, there are 2 new confirmed cases to report today. One is a Batavia resident and the other is from Le Roy. One person is in the 20s and the other in the 60s. The positive individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee also has two more recoveries for 175 total from the community. No one in Genesee is currently hospitalized with Covid-19. In Orleans, three people are hospitalized with Covid-19.

• Alcohol Sales Guidance: Executive Order 202.52 in effect starting July 17 all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, manufacturers with tasting rooms, etc.) shall not serve alcoholic beverages unless such alcoholic beverage is accompanied by the purchase of a food item by each patron in a seated party. For more guidance from the NYS Liquor Authority, click here.

• COVID Rental Assistance Program: A new COVID Rental Assistance Program (click here) will provide aid to low- income families who lost income due to the pandemic; program applications will be available here on Thursday, July 16.

• Travel Advisory: New York is requiring travelers from the following 22 states with high coronavirus rates to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

• Traveler Health Form: For all out-of-state travelers from NYS restricted states, whether arriving by land or air, must self-identify by completing a traveler health form or be subject to a $2,000 fine. Click here for the traveler health form.

• Community Testing Sites: Check with the testing site for any specific criteria necessary for testing such as illness, contact with someone who tested positive, essential worker, required for reopening/business, etc. Many need to have a doctor referral/prescription. Always call first.

  • Oak Orchard Health: 301 West Ave Albion, NY 14411. Call (585) 589-5613 to be screened and to schedule an appointment – no walk-ins.
  • WellNow Urgent Care: 4189 Veterans Memorial Drive Batavia, NY 14020.
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care: 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020. (Rochester Regional Health has transitioned Covid-19 evaluations from the tents at 127 North Street to Urgent Care.)

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