Orleans has 11 more Covid cases, Genesee 34 more since Friday
There are 45 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Genesee and Orleans counties in the first update since Friday afternoon from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. That brings the total number of cases in the two counties to 7,169 since March 2020.
In Orleans County there are 11 new positive cases of Covid-19 since Friday for a total of 2,544 confirmed cases during the pandemic.
The new 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, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
Four the new cases are inmates of the Albion Correctional Facility, a women’s prison where 27 inmates have now tested positive during the pandemic.
Orleans is reporting 19 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There is currently one Orleans County resident hospitalized due to Covid.
In Genesee County there are 34 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 4,625 positive cases during the pandemic.
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). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 90s.
One of the new positive individuals is a resident of the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia where there have now been 87 confirmed cases during the pandemic.
Genesee is reporting 20 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 2 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
• Vaccine Update: As of March 30, anyone 30 years of age and older will be eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine along with the other priority groups. The state also announced that all residents age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine on April 6.
• Excelsior Pass: New York State has launched the Excelsior Pass, a voluntary, free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results.
It can be printed or stored digitally on a smartphone. Businesses and venues can scan and validate your pass to ensure you meet any Covid-19 vaccination or testing requirements for entry. Adults may hold passes for accompanying minors.