Orleans County now has 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 May 2020 at 4:16 pm

Health Department reports 1 more death from Covid-19 at The Villages for 14 total

ALBION – Two more people residents of Orleans County have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the county’s total to 100.

The two new positives are both residents of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Albion. That 120-bed facility now has had 53 people test positive for Covid-19.

The nursing home also had another person die of Covid-19, bringing the total deaths from the coronavirus at The Villages to 14. The person passed away on Friday and that death was reported to the Health Department today.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very challenging time,” said Paul Pettit, director of Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments.

Of the 100 confirmed cases in Orleans County, 31 people have recovered after contracting the virus.

The two Health Departments announced the new cases today at 4 p.m. Besides the new two cases in Orleans County, there are three more in Genesee, which now has had 153 people test positive.

The Health Department will provide more information on Monday about the ages of the people and where they are from in the new Genesee cases.

The Health Departments urges people to continue to be vigilant about handwashing, cleaning frequently used surfaces, properly wearing cloth face coverings over the mouth and nose, and keeping your hands away from your face.

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