Orleans has 2 new cases of Covid-19, while Genesee has 8 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 October 2020 at 4:40 pm

Orleans County has 2 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. The new positive cases are residents of Albion and Yates.

One of the individuals is in the 20s and the other is in the 30s. The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

Orleans has now had 325 people test positive for Covid since March. Orleans also has 7 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County received 8 new positive cases of Covid-19 and has now had 334 positive cases.

The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Batavia, Elba and Stafford. One of the individuals is a resident at the New York State Veteran’s Home.

Two of the positive individuals are between the ages of 0-20, one individual is in the 40s, two individuals are in the 50s, one is in the 60s, and two are in their 80s. Three individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee has 21 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. The county continues to have one person hospitalized from Covid.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here.

• State-wide Data: The state set a new record for testing on Wednesday with 145,811 Covid-19 diagnostic test results.

In the top 20 ZIP codes in areas that have seen recent outbreaks – Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockland and Orange counties – 7,349 tests were conducted, yielding 426 positives or a 5.8 percent positivity rate. In the remainder of the state, 138,462 tests were conducted yielding 1,410 positives or a 1.01 percent positivity rate.

“Yesterday we did 145,000 tests, which is a new record for the State of New York. That’s more tests than anyone’s doing in the United States, a new high for us,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “The tests, and the reason we’re increasing tests, is we’re testing two universes – the normal statewide testing, which is what we’ve been doing, and then testing just in the hot spot ZIP codes. Some have reported that the state’s infection rate is going up. That is not a fact and that is incorrect. The clusters are what we are watching. The clusters are 6 percent of the state population. I don’t think there’s any other state that does enough testing to even know what 6 percent of the population is doing. So don’t confuse 6 percent of the population and say it’s representative of the state.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 754 (+6)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 106
  • Number ICU – 172 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 67 (-5)
  • Deaths – 10 (Total Deaths – 25,555)

This is each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days. Orleans County is in the Finger Lakes Region.

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