Orleans, Genesee pass 7,000 Covid cases combined during pandemic
With 6 new cases reported today, Orleans now tops 2,500 in past year
Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 42 new Covid-19 cases today, which puts the two counties past 7,000 cases during the pandemic.
The two counties have a combined population of 97,632. With 7,020 confirmed cases, 7.2 percent of the population has tested positive for Covid in the past 12 months. Both counties had their first case of Covid a year ago this week.
Genesee County had had a higher percentage of its population test positive with 7.9 percent or 4,516 residents out of 57,280 people.
In Orleans County, 6.2 percent or 2,504 people out of 40,352 residents have tested positive for Covid.
In Orleans County, there are 6 new positive cases reported today for a total of 2,504 cases during the pandemic.
The positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 40s and 50s.
One of the new positive individuals was under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.
Orleans is reporting 7 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 3 county residents hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 36 new positive cases reported today for a total of 4,516 cases in the past year.
The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford). Two of the cases are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia.
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 80s.
Genesee is reporting 9 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee currently has one resident hospitalized with Covid.
Active Cases: The number of active case sin the two counties increased in the past seven days, from 93 on March 12 to 124 today. In Orleans County, the active cases went up from 37 to 41. In Genesee, the cases increased from 56 to 83.
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