Orleans has 4 new confirmed cases of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 October 2020 at 5:03 pm

Orleans County is reporting four new cases of Covid-19 today, following eight more on Monday.

The new positive cases are residents in Albion, Murray, Ridgeway and Shelby. The individuals are in the following age groups: 0-19 years old, 20s, 40s and 60s.

None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. One of the new positive individuals is under mandatory isolation out of state, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

Orleans has now had 356 people test positive for Covid-19 since March.

Three new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County doesn’t has any new confirmed cases and remains at 345 since March.

Genesee also has two more people who have recovered and been released from mandatory isolation.

Genesee also has 14 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here. There are 39 active cases in the three counties with 7 in Genesee, 17 in Orleans and 15 in Wyoming.

Reminders from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Flu Season: With flu season quickly approaching it is important to get your flu shots now to build up immunity. It generally takes two weeks before immunity is built up after getting the shot. Once you have the flu vaccine, if you do get the flu, research shows that the vaccination reduces the risk of severe illness. Getting a flu vaccine can save healthcare resources for the care of patients with Covid-19 and other illnesses.

• Testing: If you are being tested for Covid-19 it is important that you self-quarantine until you get your test results whether you have symptoms or not. If you are symptomatic, meaning you are coughing, have a fever or other symptoms, self-quarantine even if you are an essential worker until you get your results back. If you have Covid-19 you may be spreading it. That means to stay home and limit contact with other people, even in your household.

• Gathering Size: 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 allowed. So long as appropriate social distancing, wearing cloth masks/face coverings over their mouth and nose, and cleaning and disinfection protocol requirements are followed.

• Nursing Home Visitation: As of Sept. 15, the state is requiring the nursing home facilities to have visitors provide proof of negative Covid-19 test results within seven days of visit. To find a testing site nearest you, click here or call 1-888-364-3065. Click here to view the guidance for skilled nursing facility visitation.

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