Orleans confirms 5 new cases of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 May 2020 at 4:21 pm

Orleans County has five more confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total who have tested positive in the county to 230, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

While Orleans has five new cases, Genesee didn’t have any new cases reported today. Genesee has had 188 people test positive.

Two of the new cases in Orleans County individuals are residents of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina and the other three are community residents. Orchard has now had 42 residents test positive.

Contact tracing has been initiated and all who have had direct contact with the individuals who tested positive will be notified by Health Department staff.

There is currently no further information to release on ages and location. Mapping to include the positive cases from the weekend will be updated on Monday afternoon, the Health Departments said in a news release.

“Now that we are in Phase 2 we ask residents to continue social distancing, mask wearing, and proper hygiene even in the company of whom we trust the most – family, friends, and co-workers,” the news release said. “We also ask residents to be respectful of the business owners and wear masks while you are in their establishment. If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, call the business and ask for curbside delivery. We can all show people that we care and respect them by continuing these practices to keep everyone safe.”

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