Orleans, Genesee each report 1 new confirmed case of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 July 2020 at 4:24 pm

State reports lowest Covid hospitalizations, ICU patients since mid-March

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

The new case in Orleans is a person in the 60s from Shelby. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. The county has now had 276 people test positive for Covid-19.

Orleans also has one person hospitalized with Covid-19, and 12 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting this afternoon.

Genesee County received 1 new confirmed case and now has a total of 256 people who have tested positive.

The new case is a Batavia resident in the 30s. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee has one person hospitalized with Covid-19. Genesee has 23 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

State sees new low in hospitalizations, intubations: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said hospitalizations statewide are at 576, the lowest since March 17. Patients in ICU due to Covid-19 are at 140, the lowest since March 16, and intubations are down to 70, a new low since March 15.

“So much of our ability to fight this destructive virus is dependent on what each of us does in day-to-day life, and social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands make a huge difference as we stay New York Smart,” Cuomo said. “I ask New Yorkers to continue practicing those good habits and closely following state guidance, and I urge local governments to enforce that guidance.”

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments issued the following information:

• Travel Advisory: New York is requiring travelers from the following 34 states with high coronavirus rates to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The list also includes Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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

• 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, do not give them any information and call 911.

• 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.

  • Oak Orchard Health: 301 West Ave Albion, NY 14411. Call (585) 589-5613 to be screened and to schedule an appointment – no walk-ins.
  • WellNow Urgent Care: 4189 Veterans Memorial Drive Batavia, NY 14020.
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care: 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020. (Rochester Regional Health has transitioned Covid-19 evaluations from the tents at 127 North Street to Urgent Care.)

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