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Orleans has 2 new confirmed cases of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 July 2020 at 5:20 pm

Genesee has 3 new cases including 2 under age 20

Orleans County has two new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the first new cases since a week ago.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said the two new cases are both in their 30s, with one person from Ridgeway and the other from Murray. The two new positive residents were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Orleans has now had 271 people test positive for Covid-19. The county also has two more recoveries for 116 total.

In addition, three people are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

In Genesee County, there are three more confirmed cases – residents in Batavia, Bergen and Corfu. Two of the positive individuals are younger than 20 and one is in the 50s. The county has now had 243 people test positive.

The positive individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Health Departments reported.

One of the previous community positive cases has recovered and has been released from mandatory isolation, bringing Genesee’s total recoveries to 176. No one is hospitalized from Genesee due to Covid-19.

Genesee and Orleans top 20,000 tests for Covid-19

The two counties have also topped 20,000 tests for Covid-19. Of the 20,319 tests, there have been 514 positives in the two counties, for a 2.53 percent positive rate.

In Orleans, the positive rate is more than double than in Genesee. Orleans has had 271 test positive out of 6,996 tests for a 3.84 percent positive rate.

In Genesee, the positive rate is 1.84 percent with 243 testing positive out of 13,223 tests.

In Orleans, about half of the positive cases are nursing home residents. The Village of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion has had 89 residents test positive while 58 residents at Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Medina have tested positive.

In Genesee, only one nursing home resident has tested positive, a resident of the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Batavia.

Click here to view the Genesee and Orleans County online map of confirmed cases

The facility breakdown shows the total positive cases from those facilities  where a confirmed case was reported to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Travel Advisory: Travelers from the following states with high coronavirus rates will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines. These states may change at any time.

• Traveler Health Form: For all out-of-state travelers from NYS restricted states, whether arriving by land or air, must self-identify by completing a traveler health form or be subject to a $2,000 fine. Click here for the traveler health form.

• Precautionary Quarantine: Everyone (including children) who has traveled to/from any restricted states (for more than 24 hours) are required to self (precautionary) quarantine and self-monitor their health upon entering New York.

This means the individual(s) cannot leave to go shopping, visiting, daycare and are only allowed to go for emergency care for 14 days. Businesses including childcare providers should include a travel question in their regular health screening for their staff and clientele/children. For general inquiries contact or call the Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 or click Ask A Question.

• Alcohol Sales Guidance: Executive Order 202.52 in effect starting July 17 requires all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, manufacturers with tasting rooms, etc.) shall not serve alcoholic beverages unless such alcoholic beverage is accompanied by the purchase of a food item by each patron in a seated party.

• Covid Rental Assistance Program: A new Covid Rental Assistance Program will provide aid to low-income families who lost income due to the pandemic. Program applications are available here.

• Masks/Face coverings are still required to be properly worn (covering nose & mouth) for all employees who work with the public.  They are to be worn with direct contact (and all food service workers are to properly wear coverings when preparing and serving food – no exceptions) with the public as well as with co-workers when social distancing of 6 feet or more is not able to be kept.

All residents over the age of 2 and able to medically tolerate a face-covering are required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in public and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining social distance of 6 feet or more.

• Community Testing Sites: Check with the testing site for any specific criteria necessary for testing such as illness, contact with someone who tested positive, essential worker, required for reopening/business, etc. Many need to have a doctor referral/prescription. Always call first.

  • Oak Orchard Health: 301 West Ave Albion, NY 14411. Call (585) 589-5613 to be screened and to schedule an appointment – no walk-ins.
  • WellNow Urgent Care: 4189 Veterans Memorial Drive Batavia, NY 14020.
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care: 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020. (Rochester Regional Health has transitioned Covid-19 evaluations from the tents at 127 North Street to Urgent Care.)

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