Orleans has 6 more Covid-19 cases, reaches 200 total

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 May 2020 at 4:19 pm

Health Department reports another resident of The Villages dies from Covid-19

Orleans County has six more confirmed cases of Covid-19, which brings the county’s total to 200, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

The six new cases in Orleans include one community member and five residents of the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina. Orchard now has 30 confirmed cases.

The Health Department also is reporting the death of a resident at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion. That nursing home has now suffered 24 deaths due to Covid-19. The local health department said that the New York State Department of Health did swab all residents and employees of The Villages to test if they are positive for Covid-19.

Orleans County now has 29 total deaths from Covid-19.

Of the county’s 200 Covid-19 cases, 117 of them are residents of either The Villages (87 cases) or Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Genesee County also has one more confirmed case of Covid-19, bringing the Genesee total to 179. The new case is a community member and not a resident of a facility.

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