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Orleans again has no new Covid-19 cases, while Genesee has 1

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 August 2020 at 4:35 pm

Orleans County made it four straight days without a new confirmed case of Covid-19, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported today.

Orleans has 11 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

In Genesee, there is one new confirmed case, a person in the 40s from LeRoy. The individual was not mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Genesee has now had 275 people test positive for Covid-19.

Genesee is also reporting two more recoveries from Covid-19, bringing the county’s total recoveries in the community to 211. One Genesee resident remains hospitalized due to the virus.

Genesee also has 23 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Disparity between state and county numbers: We only report the numbers that are directly received to our departments. NYS data has been off due to some results being linked to people with one of our county’s addresses but actually don’t live in either county. These results are transferred to the appropriate county of residence, but are not reflected on the state’s daily updates.

• 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 and do not give them any information and call 911.

• If symptoms, stay home: The most important thing to remember is if you are having any type of symptoms to STAY HOME! Some of the symptoms people have been reporting are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste and/or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, headaches, fatigue nausea or vomiting and/or diarrhea.

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