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Orleans has 2 more confirmed cases of Covid-19, this time at nursing home in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 May 2020 at 4:25 pm

There are two more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Orleans County, with both new cases at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina. That nursing home now has three cases of Covid-19, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting.

The two who tested positive include one resident in the 60s and one in the 70s.

The county has now had 169 residents test positive for the coronavirus. The health department is reporting one more person has recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 52.

There are 17 residents who are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

Genesee County also has one new case of Covid-19, bringing Genesee’s total to 173. The new case is a resident from Batavia in the 70s. The newly positive individual was on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic, the health department said.

Genesee also has two more recoveries, bringing that total to 106. One Genesee resident remains hospitalized with Covid-19.

Click here to view the online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The map shows 21 active cases in Orleans, 12 in Genesee and 8 in Wyoming.

More information from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

The facility breakdown is only showing the total positive cases from those facilities from where we received a positive swab for Covid-19. Facilities will be added if there is a positive case of Covid-19.

Because the local health departments don’t follow the positive cases for facilities, we cannot report any recoveries from the facilities with positive cases of Covid-19. If a regulated facility from either of the counties is not listed, there are no positive cases of Covid-19. The local health departments do not have oversight with many regulated facilities, which may include nursing homes, correctional facilities, hospitals, etc.

Social gatherings: We have plenty of guidance and criteria for businesses to safely open and encourage everyone to visit the ESD website, NY Forward and the Regional Control Room for guidance and to answer your questions.

Un-PAUSING does NOT mean we can start having social events, even outside. The Executive Order bans gatherings of any kind, in any location, to no more than 10 people.

The more socialization that occurs the higher risk of transmitting the virus, especially to those who are most vulnerable. It is imperative we still restrict social/family gatherings until we are certain to have this under control and/or there is a vaccine.

It is expected we will see an uptick of positive cases and mandatory quarantines as social interaction increases.

If cases increase, it shows us people may be ignoring the orders to not have gatherings of 10 or more people, not social distancing, not hand washing/sanitizing, disinfecting shared surfaces often, and/or not wearing face coverings properly.

This can also impact our ability to continue the re-opening phases. We ask that you respect the guidance and continue to social distance.

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