Orleans has 2 new Covid-19 cases, both in their 30s

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

Orleans County has two new confirmed cases of Covid-19, and both people are in their 30s. One lives in Kendall and the other is a Murray resident, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting this afternoon.

Orleans has now had 279 people test positive for Covid-19. The two new cases were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Orleans also has six more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. The county has one resident hospitalized due to Covid-19.

Genesee County is reporting one new case, a person in the 50s from Batavia. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee has now had 262 people test positive for Covid-19. The county also has 13 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee also is reporting one person is hospitalized due to Covid-19.

Statewide: Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning reported there are 746 new confirmed cases in the state, out of 70,993 test results on Monday, for a 1.05 percent positive rate.

These are each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days.

Cuomo reported there are 568 people hospitalized in the state due to Covid-19, which is up by 32. There are 139 in intensive care (up by three), and 69 people were intubated in ICU (which is up by 7).

The state also has three new confirmed deaths from Covid-19, bringing that total to 25,175 in the state.

• More from 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, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines.

• 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.

• Gathering sizes: According to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.45, all non-essential gatherings of up to 50 individuals of any size for any reason (graduation parties, celebrations, weddings, or other social events at public facilities or private venues) unless otherwise designated (ex. Religious gatherings), are now allowed for those regions in phase 4. So long as appropriate social distancing, wearing cloth masks/face coverings over their mouth and nose, and cleaning and disinfection protocol requirements are followed.

• Be alert for scam artists: The Genesee and Orleans County Health Department staff will always identify themselves, their position, and the reason for their visit or phone call. All staff have county provided identification badges that have their pictures. In the event you are approached by someone stating they are from the health department without a clear reason for their visit or phone call, do not let them in your home and do not give them any information and call 911.

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