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Orleans has 2 new confirmed coronavirus cases

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 March 2020 at 4:19 pm

(Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected. The original post said one new confirmed case in Orleans County, but it’s two new cases.)

The Orleans County Health Department reported this afternoon there are two new confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The two people in the new confirmed cases both reside in the center part of the county and cases are not connected. One of the individuals is over 65 and the other is younger than 65, Pettit said.

“The contact tracing has been initiated for the new cases,” according to the Health Department. “Known contacts to these two cases have already been placed under mandatory quarantine and will be swabbed if indicated. If a person is identified as a contact, they will be notified by the Health Department.”

In Orleans County, 45 people have been tested for coronavirus and 43 of those test results came back negative. Another positive case from Orleans was a person who actually was on vacation out of state when tested positive with coronavirus.

Four people are under precautionary quarantine, 13 people are under mandatory quarantine, and 3 people are under mandatory isolation – 1 of whom is hospitalized and 2 are recovering at home, the Health Department reported.

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