Orleans has third death from Covid-19, 2 other new confirmed cases of the virus

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 April 2020 at 4:23 pm

Orleans County has suffered its third death from Covid-19, and the county has two new confirmed cases, bringing its total to 58 confirmed cases.

The death of a person over age 65 is the third death from Covid-19 in county reported in the past five days. The other deaths were reported on Saturday and last Thursday.

Two positive cases reside in Albion. In Orleans, 33 of the 58 positive cases are people who live in Albion.

Of the two new cases in Orleans, both people live in Albion, and one is in the 30s and the other is in the 50s.

The Orleans and Genesee County Health Departments is reporting two more recoveries from Covid-19, bringing the total recoveries to 18. The department also reports that 425 people have been tested for the virus in Orleans County, with 367 of those tests coming back negative.

Four people from Orleans County are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

Genesee County is reporting three more confirmed cases, bringing the total to 130. The three new cases include two people from Batavia and one from Elba.

One individual is in the 20s, is in the 50s, and the other person is in the 60s.

In Genesee, two of the positive individuals were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic, the Health Department reported this afternoon.

Genesee also has six more recoveries, bringing that total to 59. Three of the current cases include people who are hospitalized from the virus.

There have been 710 people tested in Genesee County, with 580 of those tests negative for Covid-19.

“If you are experiencing any Covid-19 related symptoms stay home!” the Health Department said in an advisory today. “Do not go to work, do not go to the store, do not go anywhere, you are spreading the virus. Stay Home!”

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

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