Orleans, Genesee each report 1 new Covid-19 case
Orleans has 33 new confirmed cases in past week, while Genesee has 25
Orleans and Genesee counties are each reporting one new confirmed case of Covid-19 today. Since a week ago, there are 33 new cases in Orleans and 25 more in Genesee.
In Orleans, the new case today is a Gaines resident in the 50s. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.
Orleans has now had 399 people test positive for Covid since March.
The county has 9 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
Orleans also is reporting three more recoveries who have been removed from the isolation list. One of the positive individuals also is hospitalized.
In Genesee County, the new case is a Pembroke resident in the 60s. The individual was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Genesee County has now had 375 people test positive for Covid since March.
Genesee also has 9 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
The Health Departments also is reporting two Genesee residents are hospitalized due to Covid.
Genesee County was informed on Thursday that a student at the LeRoy Junior/Senior High School has tested positive for Covid-19. The last day the student was in the school was Tuesday, October 27. All contacts have been identified and have been placed under mandatory quarantine.
Statewide Data: There were 2,255 positive tests for Covid out of 146,885 for a statewide positivity rate of 1.53 percent.
The positive testing rate in all focus zone areas is 2.75 percent, while the rate outside the focus zones is 1.38 percent.
“We cannot become complacent and risk going backwards,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “We continue to closely monitor the data and handle micro-clusters as they happen, as well as watching what is happening around us as cases surge again across the country.”
More from the Genesee and Orleans County health Departments:
Flu Tracking: For the 2020-2021 Flu Season we will provide data on Fridays on the current influenza activity. To check the data, click here.
For the current week, ending date Oct. 24, Genesee County has 0 cases and Orleans County has 1 case. There are 62 cases statewide. This data is influenza that is confirmed by laboratory testing. Not everyone seeks testing for confirmation of the flu.