Orleans has 2 more deaths from Covid-19 at nursing home

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 April 2020 at 4:21 pm

ALBION – Orleans County is reporting two more deaths from Covid-19 who are both residents for the Village of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The county has now suffered five deaths from Covid-19, and all were residents of the nursing home on Route 31.

Both of the people who died were over the age of 65, the Orleans and Genesee County Health Departments reported.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time,” the departments said in a news release.

The Health Departments today are reporting three more Covid-19 cases in Orleans County, including one more at The Villages, bringing the total Covid-19 cases at the nursing home to 30. There are now 65 cases in the county.

One of the new cases reported today is a Clarendon resident. That is the first confirmed case in Clarendon. It was the last town without a positive case of Covid-19 among the 10 towns in the county.

The other two new cases reported today are in Albion, with one at the nursing home. Two of the new cases are people in their 20s, and one is a person in the 70s, the Health Departments reported.

One of the newly positive individuals was on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. There are six people from Orleans currently hospitalized from Covid-19.

In Genesee County, there is one new confirmed case of Covid-19, bringing Genesee’s total to 141. The person lives in Batavia and is in the 60s. The person was not on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

The Health Departments are reporting three more recoveries from Covid-19 in Genesee, bringing that total to 64. In Orleans, 22 people have recovered after contracting the virus.

In Genesee, two people are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

For more information on cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here to see a map about Covid-19 in the three counties.

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