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Orleans and Genesee both have no new Covid-19 cases

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 June 2020 at 5:55 pm

Orleans and Genesee counties both don’t have any new confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

Orleans has also had one more recovery in the community for 112 total, while Genesee has two more recoveries for 161 total.

Click here to see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. There are currently only five active cases in three counties, with four in Orleans, 1 in Genesee and 0 in Wyoming.

More from Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Take personal responsibility to protect yourself and others. Avoid public places when traveling, if possible.

Wear a mask if you are within six feet of distance (indoors or out) from non-household individuals, in a situation where you can’t maintain six feet of distance from others, in public or private transportation carrier or for-hire vehicle.

Wash your hands often with soap and water at least 20 seconds, especially before eating.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue (or the inside of your elbow) and discard the tissue in a closed container.  Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

• Now that summer is in full swing and with the Independence Day holiday and graduation parties picking up it is important to limit the number of contacts people have. Make sure you are practicing social distancing especially if you have underlying health conditions or are over 65 years old.

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.

• Travel Advisory: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on June 25, travelers from states with high coronavirus rates will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

As of today the states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Texas.

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

• Community Testing: Oak Orchard Health is now able to provide expanded Covid-19 swabbing to the public at their Albion location (future locations may be added later). Anyone needing testing and meeting the criteria (being symptomatic or required for profession) can call Oak Orchard Health at 585-589-5613 for an appointment, no walk-ins.

Oak Orchard Health will do their best to accommodate scheduling demands, but be aware appointments may fill up quickly. The current testing schedule is Monday 3:40 to 4:40 p.m., Tuesday 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday 2:20 to 3:20 p.m., Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m., and Friday from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m.

• Antibody Testing: This is a current snapshot of the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test results both departments have received and will be updated periodically, but not daily.

  • Genesee County: Of the 1,589 antibody test results received there were 46 who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibodies.
  • Orleans County: Of the 687 antibody test results received there were 17 who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibodies.

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