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Orleans, Genesee each have one more confirmed case of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 October 2020 at 4:37 pm

2 counties top 50,000 tests combined

Orleans and Genesee counties are each reporting one new confirmed case of Covid-19 today.

In Orleans, the new case is a person in the 40s who lives in Ridgeway. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, said the Genesee and Orleans County health Departments.

Orleans has now had 326 people test positive for Covid since March. The county also has 2 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

In Genesee County, the new confirmed case is a person in the 20s from Elba. The individual was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. The county has now had 335 people test positive for Covid since March.

The county is also reporting 16 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. One Genesee resident also is hospitalized with Covid.

Since a week ago Friday, Orleans County has eight more confirmed cases of Covid-19 while Genesee has 21 more.

The two counties crossed a milestone today with 50,000 combined Covid tests since March. There have been 50,312 tests in Genesee and Orleans, with 661 people testing positive for a rate of 1.31 percent in two counties

In Genesee, there have been 32,925 tests and 335 cases for a positive rate of 1.02 percent. In Orleans, there have been 17,387 tests and 326 cases for a positive rate of 1.87 percent.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, both the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be closed on Monday. There will be no map, website or media updates over the weekend or on Monday. Updates will resume on Tuesday and will include all accumulated data. Stay safe, stay distanced and wear your masks to continue to slow the spread. Thank you for your understanding.

• Community Testing Sites: Check with the testing site for any specific criteria necessary for testing such as illness, contact with someone who tested positive, essential worker, required for reopening/business, etc. Many need to have a doctor referral/prescription. Always call first. To find additional test sites nearest you, please click here.

  • WellNow Urgent Care: 4189 Veterans Memorial Drive Batavia; 585-201-5598
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care: 16 Bank Street Batavia; 585- 815-6715
  • Oak Orchard Health: 301 West Ave Albion, NY; 585-589-5613

• Covid Alert NY is New York State’s official Exposure Notification App. This is a free smartphone app for anyone 18+ that lives and/or works in New York available for download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store starting October 1st. The Covid Alert NY app notifies users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. Upon receiving an exposure notification, the app will encourage users to contact their physician or the State Health Department hotline (1-833-227-5045) to get more information about quarantining and testing. To learn more about Covid Alert NY, visit ny.gov/covidalerts.

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