Orleans, Genesee both have no new Covid-19 cases and no hospitalizations

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 August 2020 at 4:19 pm

Orleans and Genesee counties both don’t have any new cases of Covid-19, and both counties don’t have a resident in the hospital from the coronavirus.

Genesee County is also reporting one more person has recovered from Covid-19.

Orleans has 10 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states while Genesee County has 12 more precautionary quarantine.

• Statewide there are 703 new Covid-19 cases in the state out of 72,370 test results for a 0.97 percent positive rate.

The state is reporting three deaths from Covid-19, 570 hospitalizations (up by 6), 132 in ICU (down by 2), and 69 who are intubated (no change from previous day).

“There’s no secret to how a virus spreads – this is mathematics, this is science and this is a function of our behavior, which we see reflected in the daily numbers,” Cuomo said. “New Yorkers worked hard to change our behavior and bring the numbers down to the levels we have been holding at through our phased reopening. We are now focused on protecting that hard-won progress. We are fighting against the national surge of cases with our quarantine efforts, but we need local governments to be more active in enforcing compliance.”

• More from Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Travel Advisory: Travelers from the following states with high coronavirus rates will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines.

• 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.

• Gathering sizes: According to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.45, all non-essential gatherings of up to 50 individuals of any size for any reason (graduation parties, celebrations, weddings, or other social events at public facilities or private venues) unless otherwise designated (ex. Religious gatherings), are now allowed for those regions in phase 4. So long as appropriate social distancing, wearing cloth masks/face coverings over their mouth and nose, and cleaning and disinfection protocol requirements are followed.

• 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.

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